Rebel Wilson: I’m “Just Fat” and “Bigger Girls Do Better in Comedy”

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson spoke about her body image and her career.  Don Arnold/WireImage

Rebel Wilson is staying true to her name. The one-of-a-kind Australian actress opened up in a new interview with Australia's Daily Life, and touched on her body image, her flourishing career, and why she'll "never" be one of the "twig bitches" her Pitch Perfect character Fat Amy fought against.

Appearing in the upcoming Pitch Perfect 2, Wilson, 28, told the Daily Life that she is comfortable in her own skin, and recognized that she doesn't look like many of Hollywood's biggest (yet skinniest) stars.

"One time I got X-rayed by a chiropractor and he goes, 'You know, you don't actually have a big build,'" the Super Fun Night alum spilled. "It's like, you're just fat!… I took something that was seen as a disadvantage — no one thinks, if you're fat, that you're going to be an actress and everyone's going to love you — and turned it into a positive."

"Bigger girls do better in comedy," the Pain & Gain actress continued. "I don't know why. Maybe because people find it easier to laugh. It's very hard to laugh at someone who's very attractive, I think. And normally those people don't have a great personality anyway."

In her rapid rise to fame, Wilson has seen her greatest success in comedy. After leading the Australian comedy series Bogan Pride, the hilarious star made a name for herself stateside with an appearance in 2011's Bridesmaids. Starring opposite Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd, and Melissa McCarthy, among others, Wilson played Brynn, the bizarre roommate who makes Wiig's character Annie move out.

"The odds of an Australian girl making it in Hollywood is, like, one in 25 million," Wilson noted. "I'm lucky… But I also think I worked hard. I deserve it."

Following Bridesmaids, Wilson snagged roles in Bachelorette, What to Expect When You're Expecting, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, as well as a starring turn in her own short-lived ABC show, Super Fun Night in 2013 and 2014. She'll reprise her beloved role of Fat Amy when Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters in May.

"I do have these dreams, like, 'What if I just went to a health farm and lost 50 kilos?'" Wilson added. "'What would happen? Would it affect my career?' But then I think, that's never going to happen."

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