After her stunning weight loss, Rebel Wilson is speaking out about her team’s unsupportive attitude.
In a recent interview with the BBC, the comedian shared some of the negative reactions she got when she embarked on her “year of health” last year.
“I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood, when I said ‘Okay, I’m going to do this year of health, I feel like I’m really gonna physically transform and change my life,'” Wilson 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.”
In 2020, the Bridesmaids star notably documented her weight loss journey on social media, where she lost a whopping 75lbs. To her, the success was a personal victory not worthy of being scrutinized.
“Is that what a woman has to do in the world, lose weight to get attention?” she asked.
“It’s fascinating, why are people so obsessed with it? Like, with women in particular about their looks?” Wilson added. “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. It’s crazy to try to fit that. It’s just better to be the healthiest version.”
The 41-year-old actress also addressed her unhealthy eating habits, which led her to start watching her health and wellness in the first place. “I knew deep down inside some of the emotional eating behavior I was doing was not healthy,” she shared. “Like, I did not need a tub of ice cream every night. That was me kind of numbing emotions using food, which wasn’t the healthiest thing.”
Now, Wilson is affirming that her confidence has stuck, before and after her weight loss. “I was still very confident being bigger and, you know, loved myself,” she said. “I would rock a red carpet and was probably double the size and sometimes triple the weight of other actresses, but I still felt confident in that.”
Art Daniella Sison