Rebel Wilson, the Aussie actress and now Hollywood star, who has traditionally played ‘fat girl’ roles with gusto and (often crude) humour, is celebrating reaching her goal weight.

She has recently revealed the secrets to her newly slimmed-down physique in a Live Q&A with her fans on Instagram.

However, she said that initially, she didn’t feel like she had support from the movie world.

‘Fat-Amy’ Is Gone!

“Industry-wise, there were a lot of people who wanted me to stay as Fat Amy,” Wilson said, referring to the character she played in Pitch Perfect.

“And at the end of the day it is my life and my body and Hollywood had in a way typecast me but I didn’t want to stay like that.

“It makes me sad sometimes that I didn’t value myself enough before all of this to get healthy.”

Goal Weight!

Wilson has dubbed 2020 as the “year of health” as she shares the ups and downs of her weight-loss journey and finally reaching her goal weight of 75kg.

“I can only talk about my own personal experience/journey but am hoping to help those who have had similar struggles to me,” she wrote on Instagram.

Eggs On Ice

The overwhelming trigger to her dramatic lifestyle shift was turning 40.

“I’ve probably been overweight probably since I was about 20. This year I turn 40, so probably 20 years.”

This made her think about her health, and particularly her fertility.

She also made the decision to freeze her eggs.

“As all career women would know if that is something that interests you approaching 40 is a good time to do it,” she said.

“I was thinking about fertility and having good quality eggs in the bank, so I was like – OK, I’m going to do this. I’m going to get healthy.”

Emotional Eating

Wilson shared that the biggest change was emotional.

Realising “why I was overeating, why I was emotionally eating and trying to solve that, that was the biggest lesson,” the actress said.

“I would wear my weight as a bit of a barrier, so people wouldn’t get close to me,” she admitted.

“I wasn’t valuing myself, and telling myself negative things. That was hard. I’m trying to change those patterns, so you’re more loving and treating yourself with respect. “I’m working on self love, and that’s a hard concept to master.”

Sweet Tooth

Her eating plan started with a detox to help her to cut down sugar. “I have the biggest sweet tooth. It is my weakness,” the star revealed.

Exercise Tips

She also introduced more exercise into her lifestyle.

She said one of her best tips is to just “get out and walk”.

“That is free, you can do it, it’s safe and walking is the best way for me to metabolise fat,” Wilson said.

The actress also recommends weight training to help getting fit.

“Ladies, don’t be afraid of weights. I love that feeling of feeling strong and powerful,” she said.




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What’s Next?

It sounds like the star isn’t keen on getting super skinny and says she feels “really confident now”.

“The main reason I decided to share my journey on social media is for accountability. Thanks everyone for their support,” Wilson said.

What do you think of the transformation of Rebel Wilson? Tell us in the comments below.

  • She looks fabulous,well done!


  • She looks great – a good job well done.


  • Good on her and wishing her all the best.


  • She still looks as lovely as ever only there is less of her. I’m glad that she has stepped away from the stereotype that the movie world held her in. I hope that she never changes that fun loving attitude that I adore about her. Congratulations Rebel on becoming who you want to be.


  • She looks beautiful.


  • She’s looking amazing and so inspiring that she’s done so well!


  • Love rebel! I think she has done an amazing job


  • Whatever works for Rebel. She had her own reasons for her weight loss and that should be supported and applauded.


  • She’s always been an inspiration to be true to oneself just by looking confident and comfortable in her own skin


  • She looks beautiful. Im glad she is doing this for herself.


  • She looks so happy! ☺️


  • SCrew what people want you to do, only do it if it’s healthy for you


  • Good on her for looking after her health first and being confident enough to take the first step!


  • As long as she is happy


  • I’ve always been a Rebel Wilson fan, now she is even more fabulous than before with her body positivity & so inspirational!

    • Funny enough I’ve never heard about her before !


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