Rebel Wilson: “It’s very hard to laugh at someone who’s very attractive”


Joking about her weight:

One time I got X-rayed by a chiropractor and he goes, ‘You know, you don’t actually have a big build.’ It’s like, you’re just fat!

On her success in Hollywood:

Bigger girls do better in comedy. I don’t know why. Maybe because people find it easier to laugh. It’s very hard to laugh at someone who’s very attractive, I think. And normally those people don’t have a great personality anyway.

On whether she would like to lose weight:

I do have these dreams, like, ‘What if I just went to a health farm and lost 50 kilos? What would happen? Would it affect my career?’ But then I think, that’s never going to happen.

… says 28 year-old Rebel.


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34 thoughts on “Rebel Wilson: “It’s very hard to laugh at someone who’s very attractive””

  1. I love her aura and how funny she is. Those things last forever, and are really attractive about a person. Physical beauty is really overrated, that’s what i realized as i got older.

    I liked Helen Mirren’s quote about the definition of beauty.

  2. I know she’s a funny girl, but morbid obesity is really not a laughing matter. The term itself means obese to the point that there is a high risk of death.

  3. Didn’t she gain weight ? She looks even bigger than I remember …. Definitely not healthy. And she sounds very bitter: attractive people don’t have a great personality, huh? Maybe it was a joke or taken out of context? Idk.

    • I was thinking the same thing. She definitely didn’t look this big in Pitch Perfect. The thing is, she is actually an attractive woman, and if she lost some weight I think she would be considered beautiful.

    • I also think she looks bigger now. I kinda thought she started the whole losing weight a while ago( a year or 2), cos there were candids of her from running or hiking, i’m not sure, anyway she seemed to be working out. So i guess she’s a person who just loves to be physically active but not doing any of that for weight loss specifically.

  4. First of, I think she’s funny. Not all attractive girls are b—y and not all thicker ones are automatically funny and nice and whatnot though. I think she is pretty and I’m sure if she dedicated herself to losing weight, even just a few pounds, she’d look nicer and feel better. She has a pretty face. Maybe with a thinner body she’d get offers where she doesn’t always play the funny one or she wouldn’t get any jobs after all, don’t know.

  5. “And normally those people don’t have a great personality anyway.”
    Maybe it was taken out of context and she was talking about people obsessed with and investing all their time in looking picture-perfect. But it sounds really bad like that, like I don’t have enough faces and palms for the cliché.

    She’s probably right about big women in comedy being more successful, but I really don’t like the emphasis she puts on “my weight is helping my career”. It sounds like a bad excuse, when she doesn’t actually need to excuse/justify herself.
    If she doesn’t want or cannot lose weight right now, that’s her business, but to me, at least in this quote, it sounds like she can’t own up to that fact and keeps trying to point out the good sides of being obese. I’m not convinced anyone would stay at an unhealthy weight solely out of concern about the effects tackling the issue could have on their career.

    I’m sure she has a lot of personality and is a fun person, though, and I applaud her for being confident and comfortable with who she is.
    I’m pretty sure I would trade thinness or any kind of physical “perfection” if I was getting self-acceptance and happiness in return.

    • Well when you’re making the kind of money she does, I’m not surprised she might not care about her health as much as her brand or whatever. She gets jobs based on the image she built – the funny fat girl. And even in Pitch Perfect, there were tons of fat jokes made by her.

      • I think it’s kinda sad actually… I like how she doesn’t take herself too seriously, but I don’t really find the fat jokes funny. Actually I consider THAT to be actual fat shaming. But somehow telling people to have healthy habits has become fat shaming, but making fun of fat people is OK.

        • “I don’t really find the fat jokes funny. Actually I consider THAT to be actual fat shaming. But somehow telling people to have healthy habits has become fat shaming, but making fun of fat people is OK.” THIS!

          I think the whole ‘body shaming’ thing is a complete joke- I don’t see how, for example not using women of a certain weight in marketing campaigns constitutes as ‘shaming’, because if it is then when do you draw the line? You could also begin to argue that not featuring people of certain heights, races, hair or eye colours is also ‘shaming’ which I personally think is completely ridiculous!

          To be honest, the expression ‘shaming’ in itself if kind of nonsensical to me. Where I come from making rude or uninvited comments on someone’s appearance is simply called being a b—… when did we begin to organise b—iness into categories?

          • Yup and based on the comments above the society we live in is ok to be like haha fat people but the moment you say a fat person is unhealthy – the outrage. It’s ridiculous people got it twisted

  6. “Bigger girls do better in comedy.”
    Really?/? What about the two most popular female comedians, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, both of whom are fit and much more popular than this girl? Thank you.

  7. I think she is very funny. But I’m a little disappointed in her blanket statement that “normally attractive people don’t have a great personality”. I think I understand what she was trying to get at…but to state that most good looking people have a terrible personality is pretty offensive, and simply not true.

    • shes clearly making a joke. I’m sure she gets asked about her weight all the time. She’s doing what she does best, joking around. She’s saying this because she knows people are going to get all worked-up about it.

  8. Did she really just say that normally attractive people don’t have a great personality anyway??
    IMO people are attractive when they live healthy and are happy. I personally don’t believe she is healthy. But yeah, she’s funny.

  9. At the end of the day it’s her body, i’m sure she’ll not stay alone for the rest of her life, because she’s so charismatic and such a sunshine.

    I mean everyone knows that her weight isn’t healthy, but it’s her own choice and i think it’s a good message for women/girls who are also overweight, you can still enjoy your life and you don’t have to hide because of your body. That’s a important thing if you have/want to lose that much weight.

    “The first step toward change is awareness The second step is acceptance”

    • Yeah I agree it is her choice I’ve said that in the last post about her.
      I just find it funny how people need to tell me it’s her choice, when yeah I’ve said that many times, but when it comes to Giuliana people scream omg ED clinic NOW!

  10. So you decide what is attractive?
    It’s also a cultural thing, many african men prefer overweight women and there are also overweight people who have a healthy lifestyle.
    You can’t say the one is healthy the other is not, that’s often individual.
    Stereotyped thinking.

    • But this is Alias. A woman who supposedly works in the medical industry, yes can not understand the connection between economy, psychology and physiology.

      I wonder how she would explain why Mexico, one of the poorest countries on the planet also has the most obese people living there. Hmm, I’m sure they have tons of really fresh, ecological yummy food all over and the money, they just prefer to stay fat. Becuase deed down inside, we all want to be unhealthy and obese, right?

      C’mon. There are so many factors to why someone is overweight, it’s not a button you can switch on and off.

      I don’t care if this woman chooses to loose weight or not, but some people care a little too much.

      I don’t know whether some people truly know nothing or just act like it, either way, it’s scary if it’s true that she works in the medical proffession.

  11. “It’s hard to laugh at someone who’s attractive… “… I call bulls—… If you’re funny you’re funny, if you’re not you’re not…

  12. She lost everything by saying that normally atractive people don’t have a great personality… maybe not so happy in her skin after all?
    The coment about the x-ray and that she could lose but she won’t is sad. So she knows that what she is doing is wrong but she doesn’t want to change because she is lazy and wants to eat like there is no tomorrow, laughts about it, says crap about people that look after their bodies and the lambs clap…

  13. Thanks lc I’m not even going to bother to reply to the people below because they just don’t get it. I honestly don’t find Giuliana to be so freakishly skinny I just think it’s mostly her face that looks bad I mean she could probably gain some weight and look better but everyone’s reaction was so exaggerated

    • Lol yeah, I’m just sick of the double standards around here. It’s lame how fat girls get a free pass but skinny girls are fair game to shame.

  14. lol her statements about only bigger women being funny or whatever reminds me of the comments from the actress from Girls being jealous of the VS models. Lol that chick sounded so bitter for not looking like them. but the opposite really.

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