Rebel Wilson Says ‘Pitch Perfect’ Contract Prohibited Weight Loss
Rebel Wilson says her biggest role is contractually prohibiting her from losing weight.
Speaking on Wednesday's “Call Her Daddy” podcast, the Australian actor said her “fitness year” had been delayed 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,” Wilson 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—I don't think more than 10 pounds, and you can't gain more than 10 pounds.”
Pitch Perfect was released in 2012 to box office success and spawned two sequels. While Wilson's “Fat Amy” cemented her status as a reliable film sidekick, the actor recalls wishing for a different lifestyle and more diverse roles.
“I stereotypically play that fat, funny friend, which is so hard because I love those characters,” Wilson told Cooper. “I love playing characters. I love those characters. But then I do want to do more , but I feel like a bigger girl, you're just more restrained.”
Wilson has previously spoken about her voyeuristic obsession with her body after she lost weight.
The actor recently told People magazine that after seeing a fertility doctor in 2019, she started trying to be “the healthiest version of herself.” At the time, she recalled, she thought 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?'”
Wilson added that they wanted to keep her in the same shape as “that funny fat girl” “because I'm making millions”.
Wilson also shared her struggles with fertility, including her diagnosis of PCOS. Months after confirming her relationship with Ramona Agruma in 2022, she finally welcomed her daughter via surrogate.
When Wilson told Agruma about the surrogate months after dating, Agruma “was so awesome,” the actor said.
“Ramona was there when she was born,” Wilson told Cooper. “We watched the babies jump out together.”