Rebel Wilson Shares How She Got Push-Back From Her Team Over Her Weight Loss Plans

Actress Rebel Wilson, who rose to fame in 2012 playing the character of Fat Amy in the comedy musical franchise Pitch Perfect, declared in 2020 that it was going to be her “year of health.” A year later, the 41-year-old has not only lost 77 pounds, but managed to keep it off while traveling and performing. Now she’s revealing that not everyone was in favor of her weight loss plans. Apparently, her Hollywood team immediately began questioning why she wanted to change something that was earning her millions of dollars. That’s when she had to explain to them that her plans weren’t prompted by her wanting to look better, but to become healthier and to address some of the emotional issues that prompted her to use food to numb her feelings. Wilson, who says it’s never too late to start improving yourself, addressed her emotional issues in therapy, while her weight loss was the result of following a high protein diet and staying under 1,500 calories, drinking lots of water, and exercising regularly. A year into her health journey, she said her newfound habits have become so ingrained that she doesn't stress that she will abandon them simply because she's in a new city.