Rebel Wilson says people treat her differently after she lost weight

Actress says: 'Sometimes being bigger, people didn't necessarily look twice at you’

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Thursday 28 January 2021 18:03
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Rebel Wilson says people treat her differently now that she has lost weight
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Rebel Wilson has opened up about how society has treated her differently since losing weight, revealing that people now hold doors open for her or carry her groceries.

The Pitch Perfect actress reflected on the change during an appearance on The Morning Crew With Hughesy, Ed and Erin, where she was asked whether her physical transformation has changed her “as a person”.

In response to the question, Wilson explained that her weight has not had an impact on herself, as she has always been confident, but that she has noticed that other people react differently.

“I like to think I looked good at all sizes and stuff and I've always been quite confident. So it wasn't like I wasn't confident and then now I'm, like, super confident,” she said. “I think what's been really interesting to me is how other people treat you. Sometimes being bigger, people didn't necessarily look twice at you.  

“And now that I'm in a good shape, like, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open for you. I was like: 'Is this what other people experienced all the time?'"

The 40-year-old also expressed her confusion and amusement at the public attention on her weight loss even “when there's so much going on in the world”.

“People are always fascinated by weight loss transformations,” she said.

Wilson’s revelation comes after she previously revealed that she was paid “a lot of money to be bigger” for the benefit of her acting career.

The actress made the claim in June 2020 during an interview with The Sun, where she said: “I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit.”

At the time, Wilson said she was now focusing her energy on mental health as well as healthy eating, explaining that she was not worried about reaching a specific number but rather dealing “mentally with why I was overeating”.

“It’s not like I want to lose weight and get to around a certain number,” she said. “It’s more than that, it’s about dealing mentally with why I was overeating.”

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