Rebel Wilson's team were against diet as she made millions as 'funny fat girl'

by 24britishtvDec. 7, 2021, 5 p.m. 31
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Rebel Wilson has claimed her management weren't too keen on her losing weight at first.

Due to "earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl", the actress said her team questioned why she wanted to change her body after being known to fans around the world.

The Australian star, 41, hit her target weight last year, after transforming her body after undergoing a 'year of health' and losing more than 5.5 stone.

Rebel said she wanted to embark on a fitness journey after being told it would increase her chances of conceiving a baby as she was "thinking of a future mini-me".

Opening up to BBC Breakfast about the challenges of her health kick, the Bridesmaids star revealed that initially, her management didn't understand her desire to lose weight due to how much success she had achieved as a plus-size actress.

"I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood, when I said OK, I'm going to do this year of health, I feel like I'm really gonna physically transform and change my life," she explained.

"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."

Before losing weight, Rebel was already one of Hollywood's best known names - having starred in several smash-hit comedies.

In the Pitch Perfect trilogy, the star played 'Fat Amy' - a role which referenced her weight.

The musical comedies were a huge success at the box office - with Rebel picking up pay cheques of over £2million for the two sequels to original 2012 film.

Elsewhere in her most recent chat, Rebel stressed she was "confident being bigger" and loved herself but recognised some of her "emotional eating behaviour was not healthy".

"Like I did not need a tub of ice cream every night. That was not, that was me kind of numbing emotions using food, which wasn't the healthiest thing," she recalled to the BBC.

She added: "I think it was dealing with not being a natural performer, and having to perform every day. And that pressure and internal stress to be able to perform like that."

Since adopting a new love of fitness, the Pitch Perfect star has been open and honest about the reasons why she initially decided to transform her body.

Speaking live on Instagram in July, the star confessed that she was initially offended when doctors told her she stood a better chance of conceiving if she was slimmer.

"When I was going through and looking into fertility stuff, the doctor was like, ‘Well, you’d have a much better chance if you were healthier'," she said.

"I was actually a bit offended. I thought that even though I was bigger, I was pretty healthy," she told her Instagram followers.

Rebel then went on to explain that the medic's words spurred her on to diet in order to have a better chance of freezing her eggs.

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