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Rebel Wilson: Name gives me edge

Published 28/04/2015

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson is proud of her Pitch perfect character Fat Amy and what she stands for.

The Australian star is set to continue her comedy world domination with Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 smash hit.

Rebel is known for her larger than life personality and also happily breaks the Hollywood mould of super skinny celebrities. Her name sets her apart too.

"I love it. You can't be a shrinking, timid little violet if you have a name like Rebel. It gives me an edge, something to rise up to, be different, not give into your fears. I try to live that way," she smiled to British magazine Hello!

She channels this mentality into one of her most famous characters, Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect.

The second instalment hits cinemas next month and reunites original cast members Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks, who's also helming the film.

"I was the first person to be cast because it was such a specific role. I had played a character in Australia called Fat Mandy, so I was like, 'Yeah I have experience'. And then, when I read the script, I was like, 'This is so funny,' and I knew I had to do it. I'm very proud of Fat Amy because she proclaims who she is and is the kind of person who just goes for life," Rebel explained.

Next up for the 29-year-old is romcom How to Be Single, alongside Dakota Johnson, Dan Stevens and Lily Collins.

She's also lent her voice to Kung Fu Panda 3, and she's most attracted to parts that are a little offbeat.

"I pick up the roles other actresses don't want," she said. "When there are movies where there are two sisters and one's the uglier sister, no actress wants to go for it. I'm like, 'Why not?' They're the best roles."

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