Movie audiences have declared Rebel Wilson as an infectious comedic star that has put her in the category of legendary actresses, such as Lucille Ball and Gilda Radner. While those types of actresses built the foundation for Wilson to be able to forge ahead in the industry, she has taken the opportunity to make it her own. Her acting has been affectionately labeled as “Rebeliciousness,” due to her incredible unique style of comedic timing.
In “Pitch Perfect,” and as “Fat Amy,” Wilson played a hilarious role that she took to a new level of comedy. The film earned her nine nominations for various award categories and she won three of them, one of which was the Online Film and Television Award for “Breakthrough Performance.”
Her confidence in the role could clearly be seen on the screen and it was fairly obvious that she displayed the acting skills to continue in as many comedy’s as she desired. There are actors and actresses who just have that “thing” on screen, which people know when they see it. Wilson had it in spades.
Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. Although many people would never guess, she was actually a shy child while growing up on the western side of Australia, which Wilson jokes as being “the ghetto side.” She describes herself as socially awkward during high school. It was her drama teacher, Mrs. Bowmaker, who was able to bring out the creative skills that led her to an acting career.
By the age of seventeen, Wilson discovered Australia’s Rotary International Youth Ambassador Program, and she worked there for an entire year to further develop her craft. She says that’s when her “aha” moment came to light. Wilson enrolled in University of New South Wales and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Some people may call it a transformation, but Wilson’s acting is more like an evolvement that has completely put her at the top of her acting career. In Wilson’s latest film, “Isn’t it Romantic,” she is portrayed as someone who doesn’t believe in “rom-coms,” and after a hit on the head that leaves her briefly unconscious, she finds herself right in the middle of a real-life experience that involves another couple. Read more: Rebel Wilson Reveals Character – Isnt Romantic and Isn’t It Romantic Trailer
Working alongside Miley Cyrus’s new husband, Liam Hemsworth, Wilson’s character “Natalie” is faced with the reality of finding love within herself while navigating the seemingly love and affection from others.
The romantic comedy gave Cyrus an opportunity to send a “shout out” to Wilson on Instagram. After Wilson posted that she had never been on a date on Valentine’s Day, Cyrus responded with, “OMG! Let’s be a tr-ouple! You can be our date!” Cyrus and Hemsworth were married in Nashville last month.
It’s fair to say that Wilson and Hemsworth already have chemistry playing their respective roles in “Isn’t it Romantic,” where the two share plenty of affection for one another and even a kiss. The playful gesture by Cyrus may be all in fun, but if there’s anything that everyone knows about Wilson, you just never know what might happen.
“Isn’t it Romantic” opens in theatres on February 14. It’s unclear which movie theatre the “tr-ouple” will be attending.
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