Rebel Wilson Is Losing Weight & the Reason Might Surprise You

Rebel Wilson just posted her new look, but she should not have to lose weight to be taken more seriously by the Hollywood film industry.

Rebel Wilson deserves congratulations on her journey to health. But her reasons for pursuing it are somewhat questionable. | Source: Cubankite /

  • Rebel Wilson showed off her a new hair makeover and slimmer figure on her Instagram story.
  • The Pitch Perfect actress has documented her impressive weight-loss transformation on her Instagram page with various glamourous snaps.
  • Is her weight loss for the right reasons, or is she perpetuating a bigger problem with the Hollywood film industry?

The hilarious Australian actress we all know and love, Rebel Wilson, shared that 2020 was the “year of health” for her. The results speak for themselves:

Rebel Wilson showcases her slimmed-down figure in a mirror selfie. | Source: Instagram

Although it is great seeing her looking happy and more confident, did she do it for the right reasons?

In an interview with the Mirror, Rebel shared that her motivation to lose weight was to get other film roles:

I literally feel as if I have to physically transform because it’s very difficult for people to imagine [me in serious roles] for some reason – even though we’re in a very imaginative industry.

Rebel is flooding her 8.6 million followers with outdated ideals of how society thinks women should look.

Fans are replying with comments like: “Sweet baby Jesus! You look amazing” and “Wow REBEL! You are looking stunning. Oh my god, how the hell! You have lost so much weight. You have inspired me!” Let’s hope her fans are not inclined to embark on a health-kick for the same misguided reasons.

Hollywood’s Attitude on Size

Rebel has landed roles in some of the biggest comedies and has become many memorable characters. But instead of embracing her uniqueness, she is conforming to Hollywood paradigms.

A typical Hollywood actress might be someone who looks like Angelina Jolie, who has a slim silhouette and defined cheekbones. But Rebel shouldn’t be trying to fit these ideals to be viewed as a serious actress or be considered beautiful.

The superficial archetypes in the film industry are made more evident when Rebel revealed to The Sun:

I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit.

Rebel Wilson at her first Oscars red carpet February 2020 | Source: Instagram

Rebel Wilson Rebelling Against Her Typecast

Living up to her name, Rebel sounds like she’s fed up with her dumb, funny, and overweight typecast. Jack Black is another example of how we link being overweight to comedy.

However, people like Jim Carrey are examples of a typecast not linked to weight, but his compelling humor.

And that’s something Rebel also has but seems to dismiss.

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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:31 PM

Henna Sharma: Henna Sharma is a freelance showbiz journalist based in the UK specializing in entertainment, celebrity, film, and fashion topics. Henna has worked for BBC, Sky News, MailOnline, and Bauer Media. Henna enjoys writing scripts and poetry in her spare time. Reach her by email or check out her LinkedIn profile here.