Aussie actress Rebel Wilson has won fans all over the world for her unapologetic take on positive body image, as well as her uncanny ability to improvise hilarious one-liners at the drop of a hat.
But now the Pitch Perfect star has revealed that she deliberately gained weight early in her career to make a name for herself in Hollywood.
After writing her first play, and casting herself alongside a bigger actress, Rebel realised she wasn’t getting as many laughs.
"I was like, 'Oh. That girl's getting a lot of laughs, a lot easier than me., What is it?' Because I don't t hink there's much difference in talent," she told The Telegraph.
"And I remember distinctly thinking: 'I think it's because she's fatter'. And then, I don't know if it was mega-conscious, but I thought: 'How can I get more laughs? Maybe if I was a bit fatter...' And then suddenly I was fatter, and doing comedy."