Rebel Wilson (born 03.02.1986)
Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress and comedian.
Childhood: Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. Her parents were dog handlers. In high school, she particularly enjoyed mathematics which she originally considered as a career. She attended the University of New South Wales, studying Law and Arts. She was once a Rotary International Youth Ambassador for Australia and, while based in South Africa for a year, contracted malaria which gave her hallucinations which inspired her to become an actress. She studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People and moved to New York after landing the ATYP International scholarship funded by Nicole Kidman. In New York, she trained with The Second City.
Comedy and acting career: Rebel Wilson first garnered attention with stage musical 'The Westie Monologues' which she followed up with 'Spunks and Confessions of an Exchange Student'. In Australia, she starred in the comedy shows 'Pizza' and 'The Wedge'. She has appeared in the films 'Fat Pizza' and 'Ghost Rider'. In 2008, she created the musical comedy series 'Bogan Pride' as well as starring in 'Monster House'. In 2009, she had an award-winning role in the film 'Bargain'. She has also featured on the comedy shows 'Thank God You're Here' and 'Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation' as well as performing stand up on 'The Breast Darn Show In Town'. In the States, she landed a role in Judd Apatow's 'Bridesmaids' opposite Matt Lucas. She later appeared in sitcoms 'Rules of Engagement' and 'Workaholics'. In 2010, she co-hosted the ARIA Music Awards and teamed with Lucas yet again in a performance at the Variety's Power of Comedy event. In 2011, she appeared in 'A Few Best Men' alongside Olivia Newton-John, Kevin Bishop and Kris Marshall. 2012 saw her in 'Small Apartments' again with Matt Lucas as well as Billy Crystal, Juno Temple and James Marsden. She also appeared in comedy music film 'Pitch Perfect' with Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Ester Dean and won the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. She voiced the character of Raz in 2012's 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'.
Personal life: Rebel Wilson was a spokeswoman for nutrition company Jenny Craig, and while she lost 10 kilograms with them, she was banned from further weight loss while working on 'Pitch Perfect'. She lives with her frequent co-star Matt Lucas in West Hollywood.
After the success of ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ the story of The Bellas is about to become a trilogy.
The Bellas are coming back! Yes get ready a cappella fans, as Universal pictures has confirmed that a third Pitch Perfect movie is coming our way and it will hit theatres on July 21st 2017. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have already signed on to reprise their roles for the next installment, following the success of the second movie last month.
Anna Kendrick has been confirmed as returning for Pitch Perfect 3.
The news of the third movie was first broken by The Hollywood Reporter, but the two actresses have since confirmed their involvement via social media. Yesterday Anna Kendrick posted a photo of herself on Instagram holding up three fingers, while her co-star Wilson tweeted, ‘I know I spilt the beans a little while ago, but at least now it's official…Sing 'ahhhhh' on 3 pitches.’
Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson slip into the roles of a couple of new black and white bears
After absorbing a role in which his character chillingly referred to himself as "the danger", Bryan Cranston’s new cuddly bear character is a long way from Heisenberg that audiences were previously delighted with. Casting aside drugs, violence and a fair dose of evil, Cranston has teamed up with Jack Black’s squeezeable Po in everyone’s favourite black and white bear film franchise, Kung Fu Panda 3.
Po (Jack Black) finds his father, Li (Bryan Cranston) in Kung Fu Panda 3
Instalment number three sees Po reunited with his father Li Shan, played by Cranston, who is the exact opposite of Walter White in the fact that he’s very chilled out, likes a party and is a panda.
Continue reading: Take A Sneak Peak At Kung Fu Panda 3's New Characters
Let The Rock teach you a thing or two about earthquakes.
This year’s recipe for a successful movie really has only one ingredient: The Rock. I don’t know when a former WWE wrestler-turned-comic-relief-go-to became The Guy to call for a blockbuster project, but it is what it is. Case in point: San Andreas, which scored an easy victory at the box office this weekend.
The Rock is here to save everyone (well, a couple of people anyway.)
With $53,2 million in domestic earnings, the earthquake disaster flick brought the thunder (or the shake, if you will) to the box office over the last weekend of May. According to Forbes, the movie went above and beyond early tracking predictions.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, in a recent interview, claimed ageism is still rife in Hollywood.
Maggie Gyllenhaal was told 37 was too old to play the lover of a 55-year-old male character. The Honourable Woman actress was turned down for a part in a film because she was considered past her prime, according to one film's casting executives. Gyllenhaal described the humiliation and anger she felt after receiving such poor treatment and, in a recent interview, called the casting community, and Hollywood at large, out on their ageism and hypocrisy.
Maggie Gyllenhaal discussed ageism in Hollywood in a recent interview.
Mumford and Sons' album, 'Wilder Moments', has been knocked off the top of the Billboard 200 album chart by the 'Pitch Perfect 2' soundtrack.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has reached the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album was released on 8th May, a week before the film entered cinemas in the US and UK on Friday 15th May. However, it reached the No. 1 spot on Wednesday (20th May) after Pitch Perfect 2 reached the top of the box office over the weekend. The film made $70.3 million in the US and Canada alone and its soundtrack is following suit.
The soundtrack for Pitch Perfect 2 has topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ star has been accused of lying about her age, but has proof she’s 35 been found?
Pitch Perfect 2 actress Rebel Wilson has been at the center of an identity controversy this week, after an Australian tabloid accused her of lying about her age and real name. But while the actress has so far denied the claims the evidence might now be too much for her to ignore, as another Australian newspaper has done even more digging into her past.
Wilson has been hit by rumours that she’s actually 35.
On Monday an article titled ‘Will the real Rebel Wilson please stand up?,’ appeared on the website of Woman’s Day magazine, claiming the star was actually 36 (not 29) and that her real name was Melanie Elizabeth Bownds.
Continue reading: Has Rebel Wilson Really Been Shaving A Few Years Off Her Age?
'Pitch Perfect' star Rebel Wilson is seen out and about in New York surrounded by eager young fans with whom she consents to take photos and even hug as her security team stay close by.
The Australian star unexpectedly revealed that she dislikes performing karaoke, unlike her "Fat Amy" character from the box office topper.
With Pitch Perfect 2 sitting pretty at the top of American box offices, one of its stars has revealed that she secretly dislikes singing in public and will only do so if she’s getting paid.
Rebel Wilson, who plays Patricia “Fat Amy” in the popular film franchise, told Glamour magazine in a new interview that although fans may assume that she enjoys singing because her character does so in the movie, in real life she hates it!
“A lot of people think - because we sing in the movie and whatever - that we would do karaoke, but I have a thing against karaoke,” she revealed. “The microphones are never good quality, they have always been dropped, and a lot or people are screaming into them and the vocal sound quality is never the right mix and I'm like, 'No!' I'll sing in a movie when I'm getting paid.”
Continue reading: 'Pitch Perfect 2' Star Rebel Wilson Reveals She Hates Karaoke
It's ladies' rule this weekend at the box office.
It’s Pitch Perfect 2 weekend and the Friday-Sunday box office reflects that. With an unexpected $70,3 million domestic gross, the musical comedy blew past Mad Max: Fury Road to become the box office champion this weekend.
Anna Kendrick returns in the musical comedy about rival Acapella groups.
Meanwhile, the Mad Max reboot made a modest $44.4 million, falling behind the Brownstone production flick, according to the LA Times. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and co. returnas members of the misfit college singing group the Bellas. Actress Elizabeth Banks – aka our favourite TV republican Avory Jessup (30 Rock) and second favourite Capitol citizen Effy Trinket (The Hunger Games) - makes her directorial debut, as well as reprises her role as an acerbic commentator.
Continue reading: "Pitch Perfect 2" Strikes the Right Note at the Box Office
There's was a lot more action to Pitch Perfect 2 than it seems.
The surprise hit of 2012 was Pitch Perfect, a comedy that has become a cult classic in the intervening years. So it's no surprise that it sparked a sequel. And the cast was up for the challenge. "To me, it felt like the pressure was off because I knew people wanted to see Pitch Perfect 2," says the film's star Anna Kendrick. "When you do almost every other film, you have no idea if anybody's going to be interested in sitting down and watching your stupid movie."
Pitch Perfect 2 unites the gang
For her the toughest part was getting her voice in shape to perform the a cappella numbers. "This is so much work," she admits. "You have to treat your body like a temple all the time. I could do it for a month, but sometimes I want to have fast food and a beer. I don't care for physical activity!"
Continue reading: Pitch Perfect 2 Reunites Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson And The Gang
In 2012, Pitch Perfect came out of nowhere to become one of the most-loved comedies in recent memory, and the good news is that this sequel matches it with both spiky humour and buoyant music. It would be impossible recreate the surprise of watching the original, but the cast and crew make up for that by kicking everything off with an outrageously rude prologue (complete with the biggest cameo imaginable), and the comedy that follows is relentlessly hilarious.
It's been three years, and the Bellas are now in their final year at university, having won three more a cappella National Championships along the way. Then they're disgraced by a wardrobe malfunction at a triumphant performance for the US President's birthday. Suspended by officials, their only chance to redeem themselves is to win the World Championships in Copenhagen. So Beca (Anna Kendrick) and her sidekicks Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson) and Chloe (Brittany Snow) rally the troops to prepare to take on the fearsome reigning champions Das Sound Machine. And there's a new Bella on the team as well: freshman Emily (Hailee Steinfeld), who is dabbling in songwriting.
Along with this central plot, Kay Cannon's script also weaves in a series of side-stories for each of the central cast members involving decisions about the future and romantic entanglements. All of these are a bit feeble, but they add layers of comedy, drama and even some meaning, although there isn't a single surprise along the way. Still, it's consistently amusing, as every line of dialogue has a witty joke in it, and the performances crackle with improvisational silliness that's genuinely infectious. Once again, the seriously gifted Kendrick is effortlessly charismatic as the natural leader of the gang, while the class-clown Wilson steals every scene with her random gags. Steinfeld offers a fresh blast of energy and talent in her role, although the perky Snow is somewhat sidelined this time.
Continue reading: Pitch Perfect 2 Review
Date of birth
3rd February, 1986