Rebel Wilson: “Women Should Just Be Happy With The Way They Look”


Australian actress Rebel Wilson is a modern day feminist hero to a whole generation of girls, simply for being who she is. That’s not putting unrealistic pressure on her, because many of us love her the way she is, not for who is trying to change to become. She is funny, talented, charismatic, down-to-earth and most importantly, talks a positive game when it comes to body image in the media.

If there is anyone who could feel pressure from Hollywood it’s her. But she’s not buying it, and probably wouldn’t have a successful career if she did!

This week she spoke to Extra TV about her own show ‘Super Fun Night’ which she writes, produces and stars in. You can tell from her energy she is loving life, and super confident in her own skin.

“I don’t think I’m very vain. Even though I’m on a TV show, I don’t really care what I look like that much. And I think that women out there should just be happy with how they look and they shouldn’t really try to conform to any stereotype. Just be happy and hopefully healthy. You see other actresses who are like “Oh, I can’t really eat much lunch today because I’ve got that scene in my underwear”…  I’m more chilled.” she says in her trademark aussie lilt, which unfortunately we don’t get to hear much of on her ABC show.

What’s even more interesting is that she doesn’t put much weight (pardon the pun) on the connection between looks and success, although in Hollywood for a woman, how can you escape it?

Here’s how, she always had a backup plan, hence she has TWO degrees: a Bachelor of Arts and a Law degree just in case. It almost seems as is the whole stardom thing came by accident and now she is happy to run with it. Good for her!

Want more proof she’s not faking it? In February 2013 she announced on Australian radio that although jenny Craig had asked her to come on board with them for a campaign, she ended up parting ways because her work wouldn’t allow it.

“Because of my filming commitments in America you have to sign contracts where you can’t change your physical appearance,” she said on the ‘Kyle and Jackie O show’ on air.

What’s more important than trying to look like what the world tells you to be? Being happy, being healthy and being confident in your own skin. Everyone has their own path in life and if we all started to conform to unrealistic and unhealthy standards, what a boring world we would live in.

Keep being awesome Rebel, and thank you for being an inspiring role model to so many girls in the world. Stay true to that name of yours!


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