Rebel Wilson Was Totally Dissed by Russell Crowe

Celebrity News Apr. 12, 2013 AT 5:30AM
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Russell Crowe is known for not always being the friendliest of chaps, but to diss the adorably funny Rebel Wilson just hurts. Apparently, not all Aussies stick together.

The "Pitch Perfect" actress, who's gearing up to host the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, was on "The Tonight Show" Tuesday and told Jay Leno about winning the Nicole Kidman Scholarship at the Australian Theatre for Young People early in her career. Seems harmless enough, right?

But when Wilson attempted to thank the Oscar winner, things didn't play out so nicely.

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"One time in Sydney, I saw her having dinner with Russell Crowe and I go, 'OK, now's my chance. I'm going to say thank you,'" Wilson, 27, recalled. "I went up to them but, before I could say anything, Russell Crowe turns to me and says, 'F--- off!'"

Yikes! Despite Wilson's biting sense of humor, she did what any of us would've done in that situation.

"I just put my head down and walked the other way," she said sheepishly. Then she decided to take advantage of the situation, adding, "But thanks, Nicole!"

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As for the specifics of that scholarship, Wilson explained, "I got to go to New York to study comedy and Nicole Kidman paid for everything: an apartment, going to see Broadway shows… She doesn't know about that."

Sounds pretty good to us. And hey, at least Crowe didn't throw a telephone at the young actress.

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