Rebel Wilson is getting candid about her weight loss journey.
The “Pitch Perfect” star, 41, revealed some shocking revelations about the time she decided to lose weight for health reasons. Wilson said she didn’t have the full support from the people she’s working with when she began her journey.
No Support From Her Team
In a recent interview with BBC News, “The Hustle” star shared the negative feedback she received when she started her “year of health.” Known as the “funny fat girl” on screen, some people didn’t want her to change her appearance.
“I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood, when I said ‘Okay, I’m going to do this year of health, I feel like I’m really gonna physically transform and change my life,'” Wilson said.
“And they were like, ‘Why? Why would you wanna do that?’ Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person,” she continued.
Wanting To Be Healthy
Wilson lost nearly 80 lbs. in 2020 alone, and while she feels very confident about her appearance, she admitted that her “emotional eating” habits weren’t healthy.
“Like I did not need a tub of ice cream every night,” Wilson said before adding, “That was me kind of numbing emotions using food, which wasn’t the healthiest thing.”
She added, “I think it was dealing with not being a natural performer, and having to perform every day. And that pressure and internal stress to be able to perform like that.”
Fans Love The Change
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Since her big transformation, Wilson has gotten a lot of attention and praise from fans. During the chat, she told BBC that she felt “invisible” prior to losing weight.
“It’s fascinating. Why are people so obsessed with women, in particular, about their looks?” the “Pooch Perfect” host asked rhetorically.
She then said, “I know what it’s like to be a woman who is essentially invisible to most people because of not being seen as traditionally beautiful or whatever. It’s crazy to try to fit that. It’s just better to be the healthiest version.”
Still Working On Her Habits
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During another interview, Wilson admitted that she’s “not perfect” as she still enjoys eating sinful snacks once in a while.
“I’m not perfect, like, I still emotionally eat at times, there’s stressful things that still go on in my life and in my work that can be high pressure, … but I’m not perfect. I’ve [just] learned to manage things,” she told People.
Wilson also shared with Sunrise that her health journey was successful because she changed her lifestyle.
“It worked because it was the whole lifestyle approach and dealing with emotional eating,” she explained.
She added, “I’m not totally cured. I don’t think you can be. But I’ve learnt to manage it–and it’s not by reaching for a bowl of ice cream,” while also saying that she’s “proud” of herself “for doing it and also maintaining it this year.”