The first time movie-goers in America got a glimpse of Aussie actress Rebel Wilson was when she played the part of Brynn in the 2011 move Bridesmaids. As half of the odd brother and sister duo who were renting a place with lead actress Kristen Wiig, Rebel had a small part but left a big impression on the audience. Follow Rebel Wilson on Twitter and Instagram
After showing Wiig the free (and infected) tattoo she had gotten, her brother said she would put some ice on it and Kristen told her to use a bag of frozen peas. No words were necessary as you watch Wilson in the background pouring peas down her back. Classic physical comedy without a word being said. Read more: Stunning Transfprmation Rebel Wilson | The List and Rebel Wilson Joins Cats Movie Musical
While Rebel made a name for herself in her native land, her popularity continued to grow in the US when she joined the successful ensemble cast of Pitch Perfect.
As part of the competitive acapella singing group, she provides instant laughs every time she is on screen in all three of the movie’s versions. In fact, some of the major comic relief in the second and third sequels play a major part in the story lines.
Wilson was born in Sydney Australia in the state of New South Wales on the east coast. The 38-year old actress originally was interested in a career in math but things changed when her mother tried to break her of her extreme inhibitions.
Rebel Wilson said that her shyness was “bordering on a social disorder” when her mother dropped her off at an acting class and told her she would pick her up in a couple of hours. Even though Rebel remembers that her mother had to pry her fingers off the car door handle, this must have been the right decision because her comedic talents continue to flourish.
In her next movie, Isn’t it Romantic, Rebel Wilson is reunited with her Pitch Perfect pal, Adam Devine. The movie is a romantic comedy (romcom) that includes Liam Hemsworth and Priyanka Chopra. Wilson plays a young woman who doesn’t seem to have any luck in the love department. While in the train station one day a guy walks up and introduces himself to her. She tells him her name is Natalie and he promptly punches her in the stomach and tries to steal her purse.
As Natalie laments, “Why does this always happen to me?” she hits her head on a pole and is knocked unconscious. When she wakes up she finds herself in a beautifully decorated room complete with fresh floral arrangements. When she is told she is in the emergency room she looks around says, “This isn’t an emergency room, it’s a Williams -Sonoma.”
Her surroundings are completely transformed and the antics begin as she has to find a guy to fall in love with her to send her back to her regular life. Isn’t it Romantic is scheduled for US release on Valentine’s Day (February 14) 2019.