While many people are surprised by what Rebel Wilson has become as an actress, there are just as many people that are not at all surprised by the success that has come her way. One person is her agent that signed her within two days of her arriving in Hollywood.
The agent saw something in her and said he had never seen anyone like her before in his career. That is strong praise, but when seeing a Rebel Wilson film or watching her perform in any avenue, it’s not hard to see why she is so popular: she’s truly being herself.
Now, in her films, of course she is playing a character of some kind. The thing that makes them work, though, is the fact that some aspect of Rebel Wilson is in all of them. She brings that to the film set. She might be playing someone completely different than her own personality, but there is always a side of her in it to some degree. Read more: Rebel Wilson on Winning Battles Producing Films | Vogue and Pitch Perfect Star Rebel Wilson Talks Clothing Line Secrets | Today
It is because she is authentic and organic. She doesn’t know any other way, and she is not about to change for anyone. She is comfortable being Rebel Wilson, and she is going to stick to being Rebel Wilson. As the old quote by Oscar Wilde goes, “Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken.”
She used to be a shy girl. She used to be very, very shy. As a matter of fact, she was so shy; she thought something was wrong with her. There is nothing wrong with Rebel Wilson. She is fine just the way she is. However, her mother dropped her off at a community acting class and told her she would pick her up in two hours.
She wanted to see what her daughter could do as an actress and what type of talent she possessed. The same can be said for her high school drama teacher that encouraged her to work on performing and trying out new things.
Everyone needs a helping hand and they need someone that believes in them. Rebel Wilson has gone on record in saying that she doesn’t think she would be where she is today in Hollywood if not for her high school drama teacher. She pushed her in a positive manner.
The same is true of her mother and the community acting class. Even though it was scary for young Rebel Wilson, she needed to get over her shyness and break out of her comfort zone.
It ended up being the best thing for her. Now, she is a star in Hollywood and she’s a leading lady. She has two films this year so far in Isn’t It Romantic and The Hustle, where she is either the lead actress or the sharing the screen as the lead.
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