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Rebel Wilson fixated on Tatum

Rebel Wilson caught laryngitis after smooching Sacha Baron Cohen around "100 times a day" for their movie Grimsby.

The 28-year-old actress has taken the movie world by storm since her debut in 2011 comedy Bridesmaids. She has fans all over the globe and when asked who she is particularly fond of in the industry, Rebel couldn't contain her feelings for the hunky actor.

"Channing Tatum. I mean, not so much in terms of what he says, just how he says it, what he looks like when he says it," she explained to BBC Radio 1's movie critic Rhianna Dhillon. "I may have a slight obsession with him. I noticed he didn't put me in Magic Mike 2, which maybe... Yeah [there's still time], maybe. Or we'll do something else together."

While she hasn't had the chance to get up close and personal with Channing, Rebel has acted alongside some other movie greats. In upcoming funny flick Grimsby she locked lips with Sacha Baron Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay, but it didn't have great results.

"You know what actually, last year I did film Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy called Grimsby and I had to snog Sacha quite a lot... I don't know why I keep getting cast in these romantic interest roles," she joked. "And Sacha actually gave me laryngitis. Yeah, 'cos I had to kiss him like 100 times a day so of course I was gonna get it from him."

Rebel can next be seen in children's film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. She joins the likes of returning cast Robin Williams, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and Ben Stiller. To give a professional performance the bubbly blonde made sure to fully prepare before arriving on set.

"What I try to do is drink a little bit of liquid when I'm getting my hair and make-up done but once you're filming you can't really drink a lot because then you have to go to the toilet," she explained. "As if Ben Stiller's gonna wait 20 minutes while I take off Spanx, thermals, all five layers; it takes like 20 minutes to get on and off."

Fans also have Pitch Perfect 2, out next year, to look forward to, with Rebel reprising her role as Fat Amy in the "bigger and better" sequel to the 2012 original.

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