Pitch Perfect Star Rebel Wilson Opens Up On Weight Loss
Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has opened up on her weight loss noting that she understands why people are obsessed.
The actress says her 60-lb. weight loss is not only about size but “about loving yourself and loving the journey that you’re on.”
She noted that she is getting more attention now that she has lost weight, and after spending a year working on her health, she understands why.
The Pitch Perfect star, 41, has lost more than 60 lbs. after changing up her eating habits and committing to daily workouts. In an interview with Australia’s Daily Telegraph, Wilson said that she gets “more press” now than she ever did from her acting roles.
“In 2019, I had, like, four movies come out, two which I [also] produced and one, Jojo Rabbit [in which she starred], which got nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture,” she said. “But the attention has all been “when I do nothing except lose weight.”
“People are so obsessed with it,” Rebel Wilson said of her weight loss. “But I get it. Oprah is one of my heroes. She’s certainly struggled with eating issues, and I would always watch her episodes when she spoke about that.”
She also noted that this new focus on her appearance has been a major shift as she “grew up not really trading on my looks.” The actress noted that she was an extremely shy child, and when the Pitch Perfect movies came out, she struggled with the attention.
“Because I’m not a natural performer, my natural personality is very introverted; the way I dealt with that pressure was to eat,” she said. “I would reward myself with a block of chocolate.”
Now, though, her health-focused change has let out her “inner siren.”
Wilson also noted that she didn’t lose weight for her vanity.
“It’s not about being a certain size or bodyweight or anything,” she said. “It’s just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you’re on. And to me, the women I think are most beautiful are those who step into their own power.”
Particularly pleased with her ability to deal with emotional eating, Wilson said, “For the first time in my life, I’ve lost weight and maintained it,” she says. “So I’m more proud of that fact. It worked because it was the whole lifestyle approach and dealing with emotional eating. I’m not totally cured. I don’t think you can be. But I’ve learnt to manage it — and it’s not by reaching for a bowl of ice cream.”