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Rebel Wilson: I’m a 100-year-old mermaid!

Rebel Wilson has shot down claims that she has lied about her age by seven years.

The Pitch Perfect 2 actress was accused on Monday of lying about her age by seven years. While Rebel’s biography puts her at 29, an alleged former classmate claims she is actually 36, something that Rebel was quick to laugh off on social media.

“OMG I'm actually a 100 year old mermaid formerly known as "CC Chalice" ....thanks shady Australian press for your tall poppy syndrome x(sic)” she wrote on Twitter, using a term that calls out those who, out of envy, try and tear down people based on their achievements. “Okay but all jokes aside now...my real name is Fat Patricia x,(sic)”.

Rebel made the rebuttal after Australian magazine Woman’s Day published an article quoting a woman claiming to be an old school mate who said that the actress was known at the time as Melanie Elizabeth Bownds.

“She was born in 1979 and we left school in 1997," the woman told the outlet with alleged yearbook photos. "I studied with Rebel at Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta, Sydney. But no-one knew of a Rebel Wilson."

The accuser also said the actress was not the class clown she had become known for in the film industry.

But once Rebel laughed off the accusations, it was business as usual for the Bridesmaids star as she quickly posted a photo of herself on the set of her new movie, How to Be Single, with co-star Dakota Johnson.

“Loving filming out on the NYC streets today x (sic)” she wrote alongside the image of them together.

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