People started going batshit for Rebel Wilson when she appeared in Bridesmaids, then really lost their minds over her when Pitch Perfect came on. A quirky, hilarious, self-described “fat girl”? Oh, behave! What joy! And yeah, she’s great – she seems really down-to-earth and like a lot of fun, and it’s great to see representations in Hollywood of bodies that aren’t stick thin. But is Rebel really the only one holding the torch? Eh… she seems to think so.
“You need to be physically strong for this job. I like to have the stamina to work 16 hours a day. I may eat a lot, but I am very healthy.”
On fashion: “It’s becoming important for me. I saw a lot of girls were beginning to notice what I wear and I feel a kind of responsibility, because there aren’t any women in Hollywood my size and age.”
On her career: “How I see it is, I do two types of job: dream jobs like female-driven comedies and the other job which is basically the boys’ club. I have done three big movies with men – these are talented, strong-minded males, but you have to find a way to work that system.
“Those male roles are 90% written and formed by the time the filming starts but the female roles are only 20% there. It’s unfair, but I love being funny so I improve the role, work with the limited parameters and opportunities and maximise them… If you are a woman in that situation you work harder, sharpen your skills more; you need to be two or three times as good as the guys. I just go in there and try and crush it.”
I really do hate to be the naysayer here, but I have to point out the fact that Rebel is 29 and I don’t know her weight, nor do I need to. But what about Melissa McCarthy? Gabourey Sidibe? Queen Latifah? Lena Dunham? (I know that last one’s a stretch!) Of course, I do get what Rebel’s saying – while I could name 4 other actresses there that don’t fit the standard showbiz mold, that’s literally about the only 4 that exist, which is messed up, and it’s great that she’s carved a place out for herself amongst that.
The Super Bowl makes way for a lot of clever new advertisements, but it also tends to premiere trailers and clips for upcoming movies that we’re all excited about. One of those trailers was for Pitch Perfect 2, and it looks awesome! All our favourites are there – Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Rebel Wilson… basically, it’s going to be the best.
Pitch Perfect 2 isn’t out until May, so we’ve got a long time to wait, but I’m excited!
When you think of Rebel Wilson, the last thing your mind probably conjures are the words “jail” and “confrontation”. We love her here! She’s goofy and hilarious and we can’t get enough of her. However, apparently the staff of Los Angeles International Airport could, and she nearly got into it with officials there.
It is kinda crazy that people assume she has no money, and I also sorta wonder why that is. Part of me feels like it’s not a far leap to say it might have something to do with her being larger than stick thin, since fatness = poorness in this country’s mind. We won’t go there, though.
Also, how in the hell did the staff at LAX even recognize an Alexander McQueen (or a McQueen knock-off, even)? Seems sorta bizarre/hilarious, not to mention the fact that airport staff felt they were in a position to lecture a traveler about purchasing counterfeit designer items.
Rebel Wilson is having her moment in Hollywood, thanks to Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect. She even has her own TV show coming out, Super Fun Night. Yet she still gets treated like crap by Russell Crowe and now a rude bouncer at Skybar. Okay, first of all, Skybar sucks. Valet parking is $20. Not to get all Chris Brown, who freaked out when he had to pay $10 for valet, but twenty f-cking dollars?? And it’s a total letdown inside. BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT.
Ms. Wilson suspects that it has something to do with her weight. I get her point. You could say that she’s not famous enough to be recognized, except here’s what happened. From Cosmopolitan:
Anna Kendrick was having her birthday party there [Skybar], and it was a fancy place. So I get there with Hana Mae Lee from Pitch Perfect, and I’ve got a birthday gift so I’m clearly going to the party, and this big huge bouncer wouldn’t even look us in the face. We were like, “Hi”…and then two models came and he let them in.
If she was also a model, would she have been let in, no question? Yes. Absolutely. I don’t doubt it. When asked if she did the ole “Do yo know who I am?” bit, she laughed and said,
I didn’t pull the Reese Witherspoon. He had a list, and I said, ‘Excuse me, we’re on the list. We’re here for Anna Kendrick’s birthday party.’ And then, eventually, he’s like ‘Okay, what’s your name?’
Don’t let this headline fool you. Do I think she’s too fat to go to a club? Of course not. That’s ridiculous.I think it sucks that if she was a skinny model she would have been let in without a second thought. And that seems to be what she’s saying too. If you’re a model, you don’t need to be famous to get into clubs, especially one as stupid as Skybar.
Everyone seems to absolutely adore Rebel Wilson. I don’t mind her – she’s funny, down-to-earth and doesn’t annoy the shit out of me, so that’s good enough in my books. But that’s besides the point. What is the point? Well, she appeared on The Tonight Show earlier this week and revealed that she won the Nicole Kidman Scholarship at the Australian Theatre for Young People as a kid, an honour which made her sort of freak out when she saw Nicole in the flesh a few years later having dinner with Russell Crowe (because all Australian people hang out together all the time).
“One time in Sydney, I saw her having dinner with Russell Crowe and I go, ‘OK, now’s my chance. I’m going to say thank you’,” Wilson recalled.
“I went up to them but, before I could say anything, Russell Crowe turns to me and says, ‘F-ck off!’”
Wilson revealed that she was totally stunned by Crowe’s behavior, explaining: “I just put my head down and walked the other way!”
The Australian actress went on to credit Kidman with helping her get her start in the entertainment industry through the scholarship program.
“I got to go to New York to study comedy and Nicole Kidman paid for everything: an apartment, going to see Broadway shows… She doesn’t know about that,” Wilson teased. (via DigitalSpy)
I’m not really sure what happened there, to be honest. Does Russell Crowe make a habit of telling people to f-ck off? Is Russell Crowe a total asshole? Was Rebel Wilson just making a weird joke? Who can say. It’s Friday and we have better things to think about, like weekend naps, warmer weather and my adorable dog, Milo (obligatory):