Rebel Wilson Reveals How She Embarrassed Herself Meeting Jason Segel

Celebrity News Aug. 7, 2013 AT 2:20PM
Rebel Wilson in the September 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan Rebel Wilson shares real-life experiences she's written into her new series Super Fun Night in Cosmopolitan's September 2013 issue. Credit: Gillian Laub/Cosmopolitan

Rebel Wilson is taking her real-life experiences to the small screen! Since breaking out in 2011's Bridesmaids, the Australian actress has moved on to creating and starring in her very own sitcom, ABC's Super Fun Night. Before its fall premiere, the 27-year-old actress is sharing just how similar she is to her new character, Kimmie. 

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"I'll often use my real stuff in my writing because it comes across as more authentic," Wilson says in the September 2013 issue of Cosmopolitan. "There's a scene where my dress rips, and something like that happened when I first came to America. I got set up on a lunch with Jason Segel. He was the first Hollywood person that I got to have lunch with and chat about life with or whatever. So I thought, I'll try to look my best, and I wore my best leather jacket. When I sat down, a sharp edge on the chair snagged my jacket, and it just ripped. I was devastated but trying to hide it because I didn't want to ruin the lunch." Adding, "I'm always ripping clothing. It's so embarrassing."

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The Pitch Perfect actress also relates to how her character is "dorky and socially awkward," revealing she'd rather not approach a guy at the bar in real life. "People think you're really confident because you're an actress or whatever, but I'm like the worst," she admits. "Although the good thing about being recognizable is that people approach me, which is good. Also, I watch that show Millionaire Matchmaker, and they say the girl should never approach the guys."

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And while watching Millionaire Matchmaker, Wilson says there's always protocol on what to wear during a super fun night in with friends. "A high ponytail. It looks banging. It keeps you from overheating, and it looks mad cool in head-swinging dance moves."

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