Story at a glance

  • Actress Rebel Wilson revealed she received pressure from her own team not to lose weight.
  • The 41-year-old Australian actress said she received pushback because she was “earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl.”
  • Wilson’s weight loss has received a bevy of media coverage and discussion on social media.

Actress Rebel Wilson opened up in a recent interview and revealed she received pressure from her own team not to lose weight because she was “earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl.”

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During an appearance on BBC Breakfast, the 41-year-old Australian actress said she received pushback when she decided she wanted to lose weight.

“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 going to physically transform and change my life’,” Wilson told BBC Breakfast. “And they were like, ‘why? Why would you want to do that?’ Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person.”


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Wilson’s weight loss has received a bevy of media coverage and discussion on social media.

“Is that what a woman has to do in the world, lose weight to get attention?” Wilson said, adding, “It’s fascinating, why are people so obsessed with it? Like, with women in particular about their looks? I know what it’s like to be a woman who is essentially invisible to most people because of not being seen as traditionally beautiful or whatever.” 

However, despite the pushback, media attention and unrealistic standards of beauty, Wilson is happy with her lifestyle change.

“I knew deep down inside, some of the emotional eating behavior I was doing was not healthy,” Wilson said, adding, “It’s just better to be the healthiest version.”


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Published on Dec 08, 2021