Rebel Wilson shared her honest thoughts about how the world reacted to her dramatic weight loss and expressed discomfort that her physique overshadowed her other accomplishments.
Speaking recently to Australia’s Daily Telegraph, the 41-year-old actress explained that she starred in four movies in 2019, adding she produced two of them while another, Jojo Rabbit, was nominated the the Best Picture Academy Award.
“Yet I get more press the following year when I do nothing except lose weight,” the Pitch Perfect star lamented, adding, “When I was at my heaviest, I also had the most international attention on me.”
Wilson acknowledged, “People are so obsessed with [weight],” but insisted she wasn’t pressured by the headlines to get in shape. Instead, she embarked on a fitness journey in order to address her emotional eating struggles that manifested along with her rising star status.
“Because I’m not a natural performer, my natural personality is very introverted; the way I dealt with that pressure was to eat,” she recalled. “I would reward myself with a block of chocolate.”
“For the first time in my life I’ve lost weight and maintained it,” she added, noting that her weight loss was a result of a total lifestyle change.
Saying she was “proud” of her hard work, Wilson admitted, “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.”
Wilson also reflected on how her fitness journey improved her relationship with her body, adding, “It’s just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you’re on. And to me, the women I think are most beautiful are those who step into their own power.”