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Rebel Wilson Says Hollywood Team Pushed Back Over Plans To Lose Weight

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Rebel Wilson Says Hollywood Team Pushed Back Over Plans To Lose Weight

Rebel Wilson has said she received some ‘push back’ from her Hollywood team after she announced her plans to get healthier. 

The Aussie star lost 35kg (77lbs) after embarking on what she called her ‘year of health’ in 2020 and says she’s ‘proud’ of herself for improving her life. 

However, Wilson has now revealed that her team initially questioned her decision to go on a health kick as she was earning so much money as ‘funny fat girl’. 

Credit: Instagram/@rebelwilson
Credit: Instagram/@rebelwilson

Speaking to BBC Breakfast, she said: “I got a lot of push back 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’ and they were, like, ‘why? Why would you want to do that?’ 

“Because I was earning millions of dollars being, you know, the funny fat girl and being that person.”

Wilson went on to explain that although she still felt very confident and loved her body as it was, she knew she had some issues to deal with when it came to food. 

She added: “I still felt confident in that, but I knew deep down inside that some of the emotional eating behaviours I was doing were not healthy. I did not need a tub of ice cream every night - that was me numbing my emotions by using food which wasn’t the healthiest thing.”

Credit: Instagram/@rebelwilson
Credit: Instagram/@rebelwilson

The actor also said she decided to announce her ‘Year of Health’ on social media to give her some ‘accountability’ and help encourage to stick to her healthy regime long-term. 

Wilson has previously offered encouragement to others who are struggling with emotional eating. 

Sharing a snap of herself at her ‘unhealthiest’ alongside tennis ace Novak Djokovic at a time when she was ‘using food to numb’ her emotions.


Urging others to not give up, she wrote: “ I look back now at that girl and am so proud of what she’s become and achieved. 

“And just wanted to send out some encouragement to everyone out there struggling with weight or body issues or emotional eating. I feel you. I know what it’s like. 


“But it’s never too late to start improving yourself and trying to be the best version of YOU possible. It’s not a race and it’s not a competition - it’s about respecting yourself and doing what’s best for YOU. So if you’re out there and reading this today, I just wanted to say: keep smiling and keep trying to be active!”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@rebelwilson

Topics: Celebrity

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