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Rebel Wilson Defies Her Critics "To Inspire Girls"

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10/19/2013 2:39 pm
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Rebel Wilson Defies Her Critics
Media Courtesy of Glamour UK

Abbie Bethell

Staff Writer

Rebel Wilson should be a household name by now. If you don’t know her from the 2011 massive box office hit Bridesmaids, then it’s likely you’ll know her from the 2012 award winning musical comedy, Pitch Perfect – my point being basically everything the Aussie star is in, becomes a hit! Unfortunately, due to her weight, she’s no stranger to criticism when it comes to some ignorant, beauty-obsessed Hollywood critics. Similar to that of fellow Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy, who has faced a very public battle with some of Hollywood’s ‘finest’; Rebel Wilson has fought back by appearing on the cover of the British magazine, Glamour, issued in July. When talking to In Touch magazine (out now!), Wilson spoke of the process getting signed, saying it was her ‘distinctive’ looks that got her signed: "One of the reasons my agents signed me is because I'm not like any other girl here…I think most girls who are encouraged to come to LA and become actresses are usually the prettiest girls in their hometowns of Iowa or wherever. So not looking like anyone else has made things easier for me, because I'm distinctive." Talk about girl power! So many actresses nowadays feel the pressure that Hollywood brings. It’s not just the paps who photograph them or the people reading the magazines in which they’re presented, it’s their peers too, that judge them. We all know Rebel Wilson as being a Hollywood actress and this interview just shows that there isn’t just one look to go by in La La Land. She went on to say: "There are so many glamorous actresses—but in the real world, nobody looks like that. I want to inspire girls who don't think they're cool or pretty. To do that, I need to put out a realistic version of what it's like to be a girl who looks like me. Sometimes that means getting broken up with by a dude who says, ‘You're too fat.' That way, when my character wins, it's gratifying." I love that someone is finally speaking out about the real matters that affect the entertainment industry and the way it’s sometimes (rightly) perceived. Think of all the great things to come from Hollywood; we constantly hear about record-breaking films, we witness spectacular award shows, yet the one thing that puts Hollywood back, is the old-fashioned ways and opinions of some within the industry. Something both Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy have in common is their oozing confidence; as well as their abilities to make people laugh and encourage female empowerment. Confidence is sexy; these women should be more appreciated and valued in the industry, because they truly are the best role models!


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