Rebel with a cause might be the best way to describe the Pitch Perfect scene-stealing Fat Amy also known as Rebel Wilson. As her name implies this rebel has risen from obscurity to success by pushing hard against the pitfalls of obesity, fame, and wealth to become not only one of the hardest working women in show business but an inspiration to many. Her infectious smile has won over the hearts of fans all over the world.
Born on the ghetto side of Sydney, Australia, Rebel Wilson was raised under the loving care and tutelage of professional Beagle-breeder parents, who early on saw their daughter’s potential and talent and encouraged it by enrolling her in a community acting class.
The once shy and timid girl used membership in debate clubs to help develop a personality that is now recognized as the Rebel Wilson we’ve all come to know and love. Participation at the behest of her high school drama teacher in Tournament of Minds, a creative competition that features different creative segments in performance and improvisation, also helped pull her out of her shell. Read more: Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Collider and Pitch Perfect 4 | Vanity Fair
Attending an all -girls Christian high school encouraged Wilson to go after the career she wanted and helped mold her into the consummate performer that she is. She got a glimpse of who she would become while working for Australia’s Rotary International Youth Ambassador Program when she was seventeen. While working in South Africa, Wilson was bitten by a mosquito and contracted malaria; while feverish she had a dream about winning an Oscar. It was then that she was bitten by the acting bug.
Upon returning home and attending University of New South Wales and the Australian Theater for Young People, Rebel Wilson not only found her place on the stage, but she also formulated the calling card that would introduce her to Hollywood. Simply put it was the idea that fat is funny and that people find it very easy to laugh at big girls.
Rebel Wilson is different, and as she shared in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan “being unique and different was a really good thing.” An atypical rising Hollywood starlet, Wilson early on refused to compete with the glamours or gorgeous people of Hollywood. She instead chose to be about the brain, the heart, and the soul. When those three attributes are emphasized, it doesn’t matter what your body type is.
It is that body type that is now being heralded as Rebel Wilson’s stunning transformation. Rebel Wilson has been a big girl all her life. She in fact is often quoted as saying her weight made her successful. Now she realizes she doesn’t need to be that once unique plus size girl to make it in the movie industry. A slimmer more curve conscious actress is what Wilson’s fans now see. Wilson accomplished her weight loss being faithful to a regimen that included diet and exercise. The popular actress is now a more healthier one too.