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Rebel Wilson just revealed that some members of her team were really against her decision to lose weight, as they feared it would negatively impact her career. Yikes!
The 41-year-old Australian actress – who has lost over 70 pounds in what she described as her “year of health” in 2020 – said that her team was happy with her “earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl” and were afraid that the work would actually dry up if she lost weight, as she would no longer fit that stereotype.
“I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood, when I said, ‘OK, I’m going to do this year of health, I feel like I’m really going to physically transform and change my life’,” she told BBC Breakfast.
“And they were like, ‘why? Why would you want to do that?’ Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person.”
Rebel Wilson then went on to say that she couldn’t believe the obsession the media had with her weight when she was starting to see results…
“Is that what a woman has to do in the world, lose weight to get attention?” she asked.
“It’s fascinating, why are people so obsessed with it? Like, with women in particular about their looks?
“I know what it’s like to be a woman who is essentially invisible to most people because of not being seen as traditionally beautiful or whatever.
“It’s crazy to try to fit that. It’s just better to be the healthiest version.”
The actress went on to say that losing weight wasn’t just to do with her appearance, as she noted that being overweight caused fertility problems, which she found out after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Ultimately, she said she wanted to document her health transformation to help others going through the same thing, which we think she’s definitely done…
“I’m still trying on the fertility journey even though it is emotional and you get hopeful and then your hopes are dashed,” she explained.
“So I feel for any woman going through it.
“It could be great if I had my own children, but I don’t know whether that’s gonna happen. So I’m trying not to have any expectations set on an outcome.
“Just that I’m the healthiest I can be, I’m gonna try and what will happen will happen.”
We think and hope Rebel Wilson will be an inspiration to millions of people, and are very grateful that she shared her health journey, and also her fertility struggles, with the world in case it helps someone going through the same thing.