Rebel Wilson Says Pitch Perfect Contract Forbade Weight Loss
Rebel Wilson says her biggest role contract forbids her from losing weight.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast, the Australian actor said she had to postpone what she called her “fitness year” until 2020 because her Pitch Perfect contract required her to “maintain the weight she was cast on”.
“I waited until Pitch Perfect seemed to be over,” Rebel told host Alex Cooper.
“I can't lose a lot of weight because it's in the contract for that movie. You can't lose weight—I don't think it's going to be more than 10 pounds, and it's not going to be more than 10 pounds.”
Pitch Perfect was released in 2012 to box office success and spawned two sequels, in 2015 and 2017.
While Rebel's role as Fat Amy cemented her status as a reliable film sidekick, the actor recalls wishing for a different lifestyle and more diverse roles.
“I stereotypically played that fat, funny friend, which was so hard because I love those characters,” Rebel points out.
“I love playing characters. I love those characters. But then I do want to do more, but I feel like being a bigger girl, you're just more tied down.”
Rebel has previously spoken about her voyeuristic obsession with her body after she lost weight.
She recently told People magazine that after seeing a fertility doctor in 2019, she started trying to be “the healthiest version of myself.” She recalled thinking it was “rude” for her doctor to advise her to lose weight, but then realized “he was right”.
However, she told the BBC her own team responded with a selfish “fight back”.
“Actually, here in Hollywood, my own team has a lot of backlash against me, saying, ‘Well, this year I'm going to do my health work. … I'm really going to change my body and change my life.’” she said. “They were like ‘Why? Why would you want to do this?'”
Rebel added that they wanted her to stay in the same shape as “that funny fat girl” “because I'm making millions”.
She also shared about her fertility struggles, including her diagnosis of PCOS.
Months after confirming her relationship with Ramona Agruma in 2022, the Bridesmaids star finally welcomed her daughter via surrogate.
When Rebel told her new partner about surrogacy after a few months of dating, Ramona “was amazing,” she said.
“Ramona was there when she was born,” Rebel explained. “We watched the babies jump out together.”