Rebel Wilson has experienced quite a breakout over the past few years. The actress most widely known for her turn as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect is headlining three big movies this year.
Not only has she a point where she can cherry pick her incoming roles, Wilson is also apart of the trend of female-led entertainment taking Hollywood by storm. But what happened to turn an unknown fresh off the boat form Australia into a leading lady with her own clothesline? Wilson sums it up simply, she crushed it.
Rebel Wilson first made a name for herself in her native Australia. The actress broke out into film, T.V., and the stage as a writer, producer, singer, and performer. When she decide to seek fame stateside she lucked into the role of Brynn in Bridesmaids.
The role introduced her to Hollywood but it was not until Pitch Perfect that Wilson went mainstream. Over the years the celeb has brought life and energy to a slew of supporting roles in films like the Brother’s Grimsby and How to be Single. 2019 is introducing a new side to Wilson.
2019 has Rebel Wilson appearing in three big films. The first is already out and is called Isn’t It Romantic. Isn’t It Romantic is a rom-com with a twist and carries the distinction of being Wilson’s first lead role. The star plays Natalie an architect jaded on rom-coms who finds herself inside a rom-com after a nasty bump.
Liam Hemsworth and Adam DeVine round out the cast as two sides of Natalie’s love triangle. The film skewers traditional rom-com tropes and even contains its own musical number. The role is perfect for Wilson who shines as Natalie. The film released on Valentine’s Day.
Wilson’s second headlining role is forthcoming. The movie is called The Hustle and is a female-centered rendition of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Wilson plays the Steve Martin role opposite Anne Hathaway in the Michael Caine role. The story follows two hustlers who attempt a combined con. Wilson’s final film is a biggie. The star is playing Jennyanydots in the film-version of Cats. The Andre Lloyd Weber classic will hit theaters in December and will serve as a defining exclamation point on Wilson’s busy 2019.
According to Wilson finding success in Hollywood takes hard work, perseverance, and struggling through the flat roles to get to the juicy ones. She has certainly done that to great success. Wilson has parlayed her success into other fields as well. Read more: Isn’t Romantic Trailer – Hollywoodreporter and Pitch Perfect Star – Rebel Wilson Talks Clothing Line Hair Secrtes | Today
The actress has her own clothing line that is gaining popularity and is also an advocate for women in the film industry. Hopefully, the success of 2019 will bring a prosperous 2020 for Wilson and she will grace the screen with many more delightful films.
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