Rebel Wilson says she was 'paid a lot of money to be bigger'

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Rebel Wilson  attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
Rebel Wilson attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)

Rebel Wilson has revealed she is now losing weight for herself after years of being “paid a lot of money to be bigger”.

The actress – who found fame playing Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect movies - told The Sun that bosses have paid her to remain larger in the past but that it “can mess with your head a bit”.

Having turned 40 in March this year, Wilson felt it was time to focus on her own well-being.

Rebel Wilson arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Rebel Wilson at the Oscars in 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

“It's not like I want to lose weight and get to around a certain number,” she said.

“It's more than that, it's about dealing mentally with why I was overeating and I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit.”

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Wilson said she is now “trying to work on the mental side” as well as her nutrition and exercising.

In January, the Australian star posted a picture on Instagram showing her heading out for a walk on the beach as she announced that 2020 was “going to be called ‘The Year of Health’” for her.

“I put on the athleisure and went out for a walk, deliberately hydrating on the couch right now and trying to avoid the sugar and junk food which is going to be hard after the holidays I’ve just had but I’m going to do it!” she told her fans.

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Wilson got her big break in Pitch Perfect but is also know for films such as Bridesmaids, What To Expect When You’re Expecting and Cats.

The actress’s television credits include Super Fun Night and Pooch Perfect.