Rebel Wilson has revealed that her management didn’t approve of her weight loss.
Her team are said to have worried about the impact it could of had on her career.
Keep scrolling to find out more…
Now, you’ve all heard of Rebel Wilson, right?
Of course you have!
Rebel Wilson is a forty-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?
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.
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.
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 a 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…
But, it appears that at first, her team were not onboard with it.
Rebel has revealed that her management were opposed to her losing weight at first as she was making money from “being the funny fat girl.”
And people are furious about it…
Rebel spoke with the BBC about her decision to “transform and change” her life.
She revealed to the outlet that when she decided to “physically transform”, she received a “lot of pushback” from her team.
“I got a lot of pushback from my own team, actually, here in Hollywood, when I said, ‘I’m gonna do this year of health, I really feel like I’m gonna physically transform and change my life,” she said.
Her team are said to have questioned “why” she would want to do physically transform.
“And they were like, ‘Why? Why would you wanna do that?’ Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person.”
She explained to the outlet that “even though I was still very confident being bigger,” she knew that some of her “eating behaviours” were “not healthy.”
“Even though I was still very confident being bigger and loved myself, would rock a red carpet being double the size and triple the weight of other actresses, I still felt confident in that,” she said.
“But I knew deep down inside that some of the emotional eating behaviours I was doing were not healthy.”
She also admitted that she used foods to help numb her emotions.
“Like I did not need a tub of ice cream every night,” she said. “That was me kind of numbing emotions using food, which wasn’t the healthiest thing.”
You can watch the full interview above.