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Rebel Wilson Promises 'Whole New Side Of Me' With Upcoming Memoir

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By Afouda Bamidele on December 30, 2023 at 4:00 PM EST

Rebel Wilson is preparing fans for an exploration into the uncharted territories of her life as she promises a captivating narrative in her upcoming memoir.

The acclaimed actress, who celebrated her daughter's first birthday last month, is inviting readers to join her on a journey through her experiences. 

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Rebel Wilson Vows To Unveil Unfiltered Truth In Memoir 

As the release date for her memoir "Rebel Rising" approaches, the singer opened up about the intense process of writing the book in a candid Instagram Story video. 

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The mother-of-one shared behind-the-scenes moments as she signed copies of the book, revealing the dedication and emotion invested in her literary venture set to hit shelves on April 2. The book will delve into Wilson's unconventional Hollywood journey, addressing personal topics such as fertility, weight, sexuality, and more. 

In the video, the 43-year-old expressed her anticipation for readers, suggesting that the memoir would reveal aspects of her personality and experiences that the public might not be familiar with – essentially, a "whole new side" of her. 

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Per People Magazine, she declared, "You guys, I mean, I can't wait for you to read this. You're going to see a whole new side of me. Lots of funny stuff, and serious stuff … And hopefully you guys will love the book as much as I've loved writing it — although sometimes it's been gut-wrenching and emotional." 

During the autographing process, she emphasized her commitment, stating, "Four thousand more to go. Let's go."

In a previous interview with PEOPLE, the "Pitch Perfect" alum shared insights into the intimate and often challenging process of penning her life story.  She described the top-secret endeavor:

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"I've been writing the book for the past 18 months because when I write, I have to be totally by myself and isolated. It's just been this secret thing I've been doing by myself for 18 months. It's so exciting now that it's done."

However, Wilson admitted to underestimating the magnitude of writing a book about her own life. She confessed that the initial chapters fell short, prompting her to find her authentic writing style.

On how she got over the challenge, she explained, "So what I started doing is I just sat there by myself as if I'm just telling the story to a friend. I just kind of found my writing style — as if I'm sitting opposite my friend, telling you all my life's deepest secrets, which is a bit scary." 

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Wilson emphasized the contrast between her public image and the more reserved aspects of her personality. Despite the perception shaped by her iconic characters like Fat Amy, she highlighted the lesser-known facets of her personality, including a significant level of shyness. 

The TV personality explained that overcoming this shyness was the "first hurdle" in the process, challenging the common misconception that she mirrored her comedic roles entirely.

Rebel Wilson Threw A Magical Celebration For Daughter Royce's 1st Birthday

The comedian, who welcomed her little bundle of joy, Royce Lillian, through surrogacy in November 2022, marked a massive milestone as she celebrated the tiny tot's first birthday in a dazzling affair filled with sweetness. 

In a series of Instagram Story posts, the excited mother shared glimpses of the enchanting celebration capturing the magic of the special day.

The first video, set to the soundtrack of Stevie Wonder's "Happy Birthday," showcased a beautifully decorated table adorned with treats and a cake stand filled with pink frosted cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries. 

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A closer look revealed a meticulously crafted cake adorned with starfish and fishtails made of icing, embodying a whimsical underwater theme. Wilson's attention to detail extended to a mermaid doll and a balloon proudly announcing "1st Birthday."

The birthday girl was a vision in pink, dressed in a charming dress, a first birthday bib, and adorned with gold wings. Wilson also caught Royce's infectious excitement, capturing moments of squeals and claps. The celebration continued with the actress reading a book to the celebrant before joking about Royce's impressive page-turning speed. 

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She also posted a heartwarming photo on her Instagram feed of herself holding her daughter in a church, both adorned in charming outfits. Alongside the adorable image, the "Bridesmaids" star wrote in the caption, "Happy 1st birthday baby.”

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