Pop Quiz: This Actress Gained Weight To Become Famous
In a recent interview, actress Rebel Wilson says that she gained weight early on in her career in an attempt to get famous. “I saw my size as being an advantage whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage,” she said. That, friends, is what you call a big pay off!
So, where did she get the idea that a larger physique could bring in a larger paycheck? Wilson said she starred alongside a girl who was heavier than her in a play, and it changed her outlook.
“And I was like, ‘Oh. That girl’s getting a lot of laughs, a lot easier than me. What is it?’ Because I don’t think there’s much difference in talent,” she said. “And I remember distinctly thinking, ‘I think it’s because she’s fatter.’ And then, I don’t know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought, ‘How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a bit fatter…’ And then suddenly I was fatter, and doing comedy.”
Next up for Wilson – she’s hitting the London stage and making her West End debut in the musical “Guys and Dolls.” Click HERE