Adele ridiculed the suggestion, saying that it had only come about because she and Wilson were both "plus-sized".
A recent article in the Daily Star suggested that the Australian stand-up comedian, and a star of light-hearted movies such as Pitch Perfect and How To Be Single was interested in the role so she could “prove she can cut it as a serious actress”.
However, the 27 year old British singer used her Tuesday night gig at London’s O2 Arena to ridicule the content of the report, denying that there was even a film in which to cast Wilson in the first place.
Adele ridiculed suggestions that Rebel Wilson is set to play her in a biopic
“You don’t get to make a film without my f***ing permission. Shut up. There’s no film,” she told the crowd, according to MTV UK, adding: “Just because I’m plus-sized doesn’t mean she’s playing me!”
36 year old Rebel also issued a denial of the veracity of anything about the original report. Though she loves Adele and would obviously love to be considered for such a part, it’s simply not happening.
“I have never been offered to play Adele in a biopic…” she tweeted earlier on Tuesday, “completely made up tabloid story with fictitious unnamed source! Love Adele though X.”
I have never been offered to play Adele in a biopic...completely made up tabloid story with fictitious unnamed source! Love Adele though X— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) April 5, 2016
The source that the Daily Star had cited was quoted as saying: “This is going to be a huge challenge for her [Wilson] because Adele is a legend at the peak of her popularity. Rebel can't match Adele's vocal talents but she can certainly sing. And, with a little technical wizardry, she'll sound just like her in the movie. She is desperately hoping to get Adele's blessing.”
Could you actually see Rebel Wilson as Adele in any case?
According to eagle-eyed showbiz insiders, this rumour might have originated during a Radio 1 interview that Wilson did with Nick Grimshaw last Thursday (March 31st), when she revealed that fans sometimes mistake her for the Adele.
“Sometimes I get confused for Adele and I'm like, ‘Are you kidding me? Are you serious?’ She's, like, well better,” Wilson said then.