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Rebel Wilson says she lost weight to ‘get more acting roles’

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Rebel Wilson has revealed that she lost weight to “get more acting roles”.

The host of this year’s Baftas embarked on a “health year” in 2020 and lost 77 pounds.

During his opening monologue at the 75th annual British Academy Film Awards, Wilson said: “I might look a little different than the last time you saw me here.”

He went on to say that “everyone asks” why he lost weight. She joked, “It was clearly to get Robert Pattinson’s attention.”

Wilson continued, “No, really, it was to get more acting roles. Now I can play the unfunny love interest in an Adam Sandler movie.”

Wilson opened the show in a floor-length gown with red sequins and a plunging neckline.

Before the awards ceremony began, the stars descended on the red carpet outside London’s Royal Albert Hall.

This year marked the first Baftas at full capacity since the start of the pandemic.

Before the awards, attendees were told to dress respectfully amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The result saw many attendees, including Laura Whitmore, Ariana DeBose and Wunmi Mosaku, dressed in yellow, the national color of Ukraine.

Wilson has previously said that people treat her differently since she lost weight, like opening doors for her or carrying her groceries.

“I like to think that I looked good in all sizes and things and I’ve always been pretty confident. So it wasn’t like I wasn’t confident and then I’m very confident now,” she said during an appearance on The Morning Crew with Hughesy, Ed and Erin.

“I think what’s been really interesting to me is how other people treat you. Sometimes being older, people didn’t necessarily give you a second look. And now that I’m in great shape, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold the doors open for you. I was like, ‘Is this what other people experienced all the time?’”


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