Rebel Wilson may have lied about one tiny little thing – her real age. The star of Pitch Perfect 2 is under scrutiny after an insider told an Australian-based organization, Mamamia Women’s Network, that Rebel is lying about her real age.
The comedian claims that she was brought up in the ghetto parts of Sydney. Wilson also said that she was raised by dog-training parents, although that could’ve been a slight joke. Wilson realized she wanted to become an actress after her short bout with malaria, which landed her in the ICU.
The insider says that Wilson’s age — and possible her life story — is all fabricated. She knows because they were fellow classmates. There’s even photographic evidence that proves they went to school together!
“She’s clearly got a vivid imagination. Maybe you have to tell stories to make it in Hollywood! I studied with Rebel at Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta, Sydney. But no one knew of a Rebel Wilson. Her name is – or was – Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, and she’s 36 – she was born in 1979 and we left school in 1997.”
The insider also claims that Rebel Wilson never lived in the ghetto parts of Sydney. Fans are wondering if this person is talking about the same actress. According to the insider, Wilson was never a “class clown” or a comedian. In fact, she didn’t even crack any jokes. It seems like Wilson may have changed a lot after chasing and discovering fame.
Rebel Wilson’s age was a secret for much of Hollywood, but not for Mamamia Women’s Network. Mia Freedom, the publisher and content director for the organization, revealed that it was an open secret among their group.
“Every time that we’ve mentioned Rebel Wilson we’ve had lots of comments from people who went to school or college with her. They’re usually quite irate with the fact that she’s not 29 [as Wilson claims].”
That’s not all that Wilson has claimed to have done in her life. She also claims that she spent a year in Zimbabwe, got stuck in a cage with a leopard, and almost died in a shoot-out. Wilson’s classmate says she had a “very normal, upper-middle-class upbringing,” despite the tales she weaves about her dramatic life.
It’s common for women, including those in Hollywood, to lie about their age. But some fans think it’s sad that Wilson would go through such lengths to lie about her upbringing to make herself seem more interesting and appealing. Now, Wilson’s fans can no longer trust the beloved actress or what flies out of her mouth.
Rebel Wilson has become one of the most successful comedians and actresses in Hollywood. She’s starred in Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2, and Bridesmaids. She also has lent her hand when it comes to writing and producing comedic movies and television shows.
The actress recently revealed why she chooses the roles that other actresses “don’t want,” as previously reported via The National Ledger.
”I pick up the roles other actresses don’t want. When there are movies with two sisters and one’s the uglier one, no actress wants to go for it. I’m like, ‘Why not?’ They’re the best roles.”
What are your thoughts on Rebel Wilson lying about her age or her real identity? Do you think it will have a negative impact on her career?
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