Rebel Wilson Thinks 'Bigger Girls Do Better in Comedy'


Speaking to the Australian publication the Daily Life, Rebel Wilson said that even though people might look at her weight as a disadvantage, she thinks of it as the opposite.

After explaining that she knows she’s lucky to have gotten where she is, but that she thinks she’s “worked hard” and deserves her success, Wilson said:

“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.
“And bigger girls do better in comedy,” she continues. “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.”
Does she ever wonder what would happen if she lost weight, if she herself shrunk down to a “twig bitch”? “I do have these dreams, like, ‘What if I just went to a health farm and lost 50 kilos? What would happen? Would it affect my career?’ But then I think, that’s never going to happen.”

She also spoke about her desire to take “darker” roles different from “Fat Amy,” and how she considered her failed television series Super Fun Night not so much of a failure. “That one network commissioned 100 pilots,” she said. “Of those, 11 were made; of those, three were put on air. It was a triumph to even get on.”

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