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Rebel Wilson Gained Weight to Land More Roles in Comedy

Rebel Wilson Gained Weight to Land More Roles in Comedy

Rebel Wilson gets candid about her career in this new interview.

The 36-year-old actress revealed that she actually gained weight to land more comedic roles after she worked with a “bigger” girl who was getting more laughs than her.

“And I remember distinctly thinking: ‘I think it’s because she’s fatter,’” Rebel told The Sunday Telegraph. “And then, I don’t know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought: ‘How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a bit fatter…’ And then suddenly I was fatter, and doing comedy.”

During her breaks in between roles, Rebel said, “I’ll take six months off, and just do a total transformation. But then, so many people go: ‘Don’t you do it!’ But I think: ‘Why not?’”

She added, “I saw my size as being an advantage, whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage.”

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  • j b

    Have to wait and see if she makes enough money to pay for the massive coronary surgery.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Ok girl…

  • dalovelee

    Let’s be honest in comedy we have associated fatness to being funny. This proves that the industry thinks this the case. Also as she was a breakout star as a fat girl her losing weight is not part of the package..
    Hollywood is weird in their fixed in a box marketing.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Ok that is a lie.

  • Gina

    Excuses, excuses.

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  • Legendary Trolly

    Bitch u got fat, because you eat too much. Nothing more nothing less!