Rebel Wilson Reveals That Putting on More Weight Helped Her Get Famous
Rebel Wilson got super candid about her weight.
Speaking to the Telegraph, she recalled a time when she wrote and starred in her first play and also cast a girl who was bigger than her. She soon realized that this actress was receiving more laughter from the audience.
“I was like, ‘Oh. That girl’s getting a lot of laughs, a lot easier than me. What is it?’ Because I don’t think there’s much difference in talent. And I remember distinctly thinking, ‘I think it’s because she’s fatter,'” Wilson, 36, told the British newspaper. “And then, I don’t know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought, ‘How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a bit fatter…’ And then suddenly I was fatter, and doing comedy.”
“I took something that was seen as a disadvantage — no one thinks, if you’re fat, that you’re going to be an actress and everyone’s going to love you — and turned it into a positive,” she said, adding that other women in Hollywood see weight gain as a disadvantage.