Rebel Wilson is making 2021 her year as she has recently taken new directions in both her health and career. The “Pitch Perfect” star gained major attention last year when she began showcasing her fitness journey on social media, which culminated in a 60 lb weight drop and a whole new outlook on life. The 40-year-old star is also preparing to premiere her new show on ABC, which was adapted from an Australian version that she is also the host of.
Catching up with EXTRA’s Special Correspondent Marissa Montgomery on the set of her new ABC show, “Pooch Perfect,” Rebel Wilson talked about everything from her weight loss to the recent breakup with boyfriend Jacob Bush.
Rebel revealed that one of the secrets to her big transformation was focusing on her emotional health, as well as physical.
“I think because I approached it from all areas… the biggest thing that I haven’t ever worked on was the emotional side, what I suffered from, I guess, as classical emotional eating… so I really worked on that side,” she told EXTRA.
When talking about her workout regimen, Wilson revealed to EXTRA that, “The one biggest thing is just walking… I got all these high-tech tests done on me during my year of health. They said that walking was actually the best way for me to lose unnecessary body fat.”
Along with body fat, Rebel also recently dropped her boyfriend of 1-year, Jacob Bush.
“Any kind of breakup is hard and not ideal… I feel like, I don’t know if it’s turning 40 or coming into your own,” she told Marissa Montgomery.
She added that lining up projects and staying focused has been the key to her success post-breakup:
“I feel in a really good place. I am so busy with work, doing ‘Pooch Perfect’ now, and I have three movies to shoot after this.”
Rebel Wilson has signed on to host the U.S. version of “Pooch Perfect” for ABC after a successful run of hosting the Australian version. She will be joined by former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump to oversee a group of elite dog groomers competing in various challenges.
Wilson apparently grew up in a dog showing family, and told EXTRA about the interesting childhood experience:
“I have a very deep history with dogs… Very reminiscent of my childhood, especially that the dog got all the attention.”