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Rebel Wilson: You gotta chill

Rebel Wilson thinks she would go mental if she were in comedy mode all day long.

The 29-year-old Australian actress portrays hilarious characters in hit comedies like Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.

But Rebel couldn’t see herself spazzing out like her Pitch Perfect persona Fat Amy for an extended period of time.

“Most people who know me know I’m not switched on all the time. I don’t like to be like that in real life, because it’s draining,” she revealed in the April 2015 issue of Elle Australia. “If I’m how I am as Fat Amy all f***ing day… I can be sometimes, but I’d be a psycho if I was like that 24/7. You gotta chill out and just be normal for a bit, I say.”

Rebel became an international household name after her movie Bridesmaids took the world by storm in 2011. The flick propelled a lot of careers forward, as Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne and Maya Rudolph also saw an explosion in popularity for their work in the film.

Rebel has landed a lot of gigs in Hollywood since, but the star hasn’t really developed strong friendships with other famous people.

“I have a lot of celebrity friends. But they’re all Hollywood friends. You can’t call them if you fall over and break your leg, but if you’re having a BBQ and wanna chitchat, you hang out with them, or you go to their house,” she explained.

Rebel, who is the covergirl of Elle Australia’s new issue, admits she never imagined seeing herself in a glossy magazine.

But fortunately, she picked up a lot of posing tips from Tyra Banks’ reality TV show, America’s Top Model.

“I never thought I’d be the type of girl who’d be doing, like, fashion shoots,” Rebel said. “I used to watch some of the reality shows about models and then, weirdly, now I try to incorporate into my fashion shoots the skills I learnt from watching those shows. It’s like thanks Tyra, cause you’ve given me like all the cool tips. Like how to smile with your eyes.”

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