Rebel Wilson Speaks Out About the Frustration of Public ‘Obsession’ With Her Body

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Rebel Wilson has opened up about the long-lasting mental effect the public’s obsession with her body has on her…

She recently opened up about how her weight-loss journey has impacted her as a whole…

Scroll on to find out exactly what she said.

Now, you’ve all heard of Rebel Wilson, right?

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Of course, you have!

Rebel Wilson is a forty-one-year-old Australian actress best known for her funny side roles in films.

Working on and off-stage as a comedian, her performances quickly won over audiences due to their self-deprecating nature.

You know when characters in films are having a particularly sentimental moment in a scene and then another comes in with a very bad, but hilarious line that completely ruins the moment? Yeah?

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Well, that’s Rebel’s role in almost everything she does.

Her first major role was in Bridesmaids

She played Kristen Wiig’s roommate, Brynn, and the reviews for the film were exceptional, with some even branding it a classic chick flick that you “shouldn’t pass on.”

After that, Rebel had gotten her foot well and truly into Hollywood’s door.

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The Aussie actress became a talking point and with her acting career only just taking off, the world became her oyster.

Her most famous role had to be in the Pitch Perfect films.

The character brought audiences so much happiness and talk around Rebel’s skills as an actor grew.

You all remember “Fat Amy,” right?

The boisterous character stole the heart of audiences with her hilarious antics and her powerful singing.

Her positive outlook and outspoken ways made people warm to her quickly.

She also didn’t really care about what she looked like, hence the name “Fat Amy.”

However, over the years, Rebel has started taking care of her body more.

There was nothing wrong with her at all, but the actress decided she wanted to be healthier and so changed up her routine to achieve her desired body type.

Speaking in an interview, Rebel once said: “Being unique and different was a really good thing. I walked into my agent’s office for the first time, they looked at me and said, ‘Wow, we have nobody on our books like you’.”

“And they signed me on my second day here… I wouldn’t ever want to compete with what I call ‘the glamours’ – the really gorgeous people. I’m about the brain, the heart, and what’s on the inside. I feel really lucky to be the body type I am.”

The actress also explained that she has a “hormone imbalance in her body” which means she is prone to eat, no matter her mood.

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We all know the after-effects of binge-eating, don’t we? But Rebel said that hers was constant. She had this love-hate relationship with food.

After just a few months into doing her new routine, Rebel lost thirty-five pounds.

This sent her fans crazy, questioning just how she managed to do it.

Though she claimed she started the journey in 2016, the drastic changes seem to have happened over the last few years.

And she has regularly been keeping her fans updated on her progress, especially during the pandemic.

On this Instagram post, she said: “Even if you have to crawl towards your goals, keep going, it will be worth it. Try and give a little bit of effort each day… I know some days are frustrating as hell, you feel like giving up, you get annoyed at the lack of progress… but good things are coming your way.”

But her weight loss didn’t stop there as during the filming of the very underwhelming Cats

Rebel revealed to Entertainment Tonight that she lost over 3 kilos in just 4 days. “I lost 8 pounds shooting my number in 4 days,” she said before disclosing that temperatures reached nearly 100 Fahrenheit on set. “One, because there’s a lot of physicalities… but also, they heated up the set very high, to almost 100 Fahrenheit, so that we could never cool down.”

She has also been taking her fitness very seriously…

And has been motivating her followers with pictures and videos of her working out and keeping fit in numerous locations around the world.

It seems as though Rebel has worked at her health kick extremely hard…

And as great as it is to receive recognition for that, she feels as if she’s had to endure a lot over this particular period.

Rebel has opened up about the frustration she has faced as the public obsessed over her appearance…

As opposed to her career.

In an interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Rebel spoke about the media attention that her body received…

But her appearance in an Academy Award-nominated film didn’t.

“In 2019, I had, like, 4 movies come out, 2 [of] which I produced and one, Jojo Rabbit, which got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture,” she told the outlet.

“Yet I get more press the following year when I do nothing except lose weight.”

Rebel also added that when she was her “heaviest” she “has the most international attention.”

But despite being frustrated by the obsession with her weight, Rebel said she understood why.

“People are so obsessed with [weight],” she said.

“But I get it. Oprah is one of my heroes. She’s certainly struggled with eating issues, and I would always watch her episodes when she spoke about that.”

Rebel also added that she is proud that she managed to lose weight and maintain it.

“It worked because it was the whole lifestyle approach and dealing with emotional eating. I’m not totally cured. I don’t think you can be. But I’ve learned to manage it — and it’s not by reaching for a bowl of ice cream.”

You go, girl!