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Rebel Wilson: I have zero fashion sense

Rebel Wilson has revealed she “feels a kind of responsibility” when it comes to her developing sense of style as there “aren't any women in Hollywood my size and age”.

The 29-year-old Australian actress and comedienne has been unveiled as the first ever cover girl of ELLE UK’s Beauty Issue, on newsstands on April 2. But the recipient of the Rising Star Award at this year's ELLE Style Awards admits she considers herself to have “zero fashion sense”.

“I am the type of girl with zero fashion sense but I am getting into it now,” she explained of her style evolution, citing her growing fanbase as her inspiration.

“It’s becoming important for me. I saw a lot of girls were beginning to notice what I wear and I feel a kind of responsibility, because there aren't any women in Hollywood my size and age.”

Rebel has long been known for her curvaceous figure. But the star revealed that while she has a healthy appetite, she’s conscious of what she puts in her mouth and getting enough exercise in order to maintain the stamina required for such long working days.

“You need to be physically strong for this job. I like to have the stamina to work 16 hours a day. I may eat a lot, but I am very healthy,” she assured.

She may have secured her spot as Hollywood’s go-to comedy queen thanks to roles in Bridesmaids and Pitch perfect, but Rebel insists getting ahead as a female comic in the male-dominated industry is a tough slog. From inequality in pay to a lack of quality comedy material to work with, she’s struggled to make it out of the “boys’ club”.

“How I see it is I do two types of job: dream jobs like female-driven comedies and the other job which is basically the boys' club. You aren’t being paid much and you start at a disadvantage with the script. Usually, you don’t have any cool jokes and you’re there to support the male actor,” she explained.

“It’s unfair, but I love being funny so I improve the role, work with the limited parameters and opportunities and maximise them. I just go in there and try and crush it.'

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