Sunday, January 18, 2015

Rebel Wilson Quotes

1. I remember my first taste of American big movies was "Ghost Rider." I'm in two little scenes. But for those two little scenes they had 400 extras, upside-down stunt cars, and a fire brigade.  

2. Some people think success is overnight. I suppose, considering I came from Australia, it has been pretty quick. But I have a background in stand-up and improv, so I've really had to prove myself.

3. In comedy, it's not the glamorous, beautiful people that are great at comedy. They're either every man or every woman, they're either quite tall and lanky or shorter and fatter or have a big nose. They have something physically about them that makes them into a comic stereotype.

4. I contracted malaria in rural Mozambique. I was a youth ambassador for Australia. For a year after high school, you give positive speeches about Australia and as part of it I traveled to lots of different countries.

5. I really like writing from real-life experiences. Audiences seem to prefer the stuff I couldn't have made up.

6. In Australia, I wrote lots of little plays and put them on, and then I worked on a few different TV shows, like the Australian equivalent of "SNL." I would write and perform all of my characters.

7. Even when I'm playing someone named "Fat Amy." I'm all about confidence and attitude.

8. Up until the age of 12, I went to dog shows every weekend. Mum showed beagles. It's a really competitive and eclectic world filled with characters who wear interesting outfits - similar to "Toddlers & Tiaras," but with dogs.

9. I went to a Christian high school, so I went under my middle name. I don't think they would have accepted me in the school - "This is Rebel"… I have two middle names, Melanie Elizabeth, and I went under those. But Rebel's way cooler.

10. I come from a family of professional dog-showers, one step above carnies, but I didn't want to join the family business.

11. Work hard to achieve integrity in your work and your relationships with the people you work with.

12. I do notice that when I come in to meet casting people, they love that I'm Australian. Maybe it's our good work ethic.

13. I think I appear very innocent and soft, but I'm actually very dark and edgy. It's a weird dichotomy.

14. I like to take things one step at a time, because the entertainment industry is very uncertain.

15. I'm trained in musical theatre and "Pitch Perfect" is the first movie where I get to really belt out. I beat Adele for that role.

16. I'd love to do a court-room drama. I loved "Ally McBeal." That was one of the main reasons I went to law school.

17. Where I come from, out in the suburbs, I didn't know anyone who was a professional actor. And girls that looked like me? No girls like that were on TV.

18. "A League of Their Own" had some special meaning for me, I guess - it's about women joining together and being empowered, but also about sisters sticking together even when there's drama and struggles. I'm really close to my two sisters and my brother, so I liked that about it.

19. People ask if my parents are hippies, but they're actually very conservative. A girl called Rebel sang at their wedding, and that's where my name came from.

20. I do acting for the awards…and cash money.

21. As a kid, I never thought I'd be an actress. Never, ever, ever, no way. I was really shy - bordering on social disorder shy - and I was really academic.

22. At school, nobody thought I was smart and I became smart. Nobody wanted to be my friend and then I had lots of friends.

23. I come from the rougher side of Sydney. I don't know whether you can compare them to the projects , but in Australia, it definitely is the rougher side.

24. I love it when the director says: "Rebel, just do whatever you want." I'm, like: "Yes!"

25. I studied law at university and was sort of grooming myself to go into that kind of career. I filmed "The Wedge" while studying, which was very difficult, but I'm proud I completed my degree.

26. I love rapping. I do. My styling's similar to Missy Elliott - I think she's so dope. In a weird way, that's how I first learned the American accent: doing American rap songs.

27. For a comedienne, you have to have a little tragedy or a dark side, just not too much. Otherwise it's too disruptive.

28. I'd love to do Broadway or the West End. I'm sure doing eight shows a week is gruelling, but I did a lot of stage shows in Sydney and I love performing live.

29. There are so many glamorous actresses, but you know what? In the real world, nobody looks like that.

30. I try to be healthy. I train three days a week with a trainer. But I do like to eat, clearly. And I do eat dessert every day. If I cut that out, yes, I would lose weight.

31. I think Russell Crowe is a brilliant actor.

32. What they do in America in all those sitcoms is hire glamorous girls and they're never that funny...that's because they've never had to develop a personality because they're hot.

33. All my family has very good mathematical abilities - like, so dorky. I was the dork then in school - on any maths exams I'd get 100%. I just knew how to do maths and most people would hate it, but for some reason it just came.

34. My family keeps me pretty grounded. Like if I try anything diva, they're like: "Oh shut up. Go and do the dishwasher."

35. Got a new personal best at the gym this morning…arrived only 5 minutes late.

36. When I was younger I did karate and martial arts, and I think it's really cool for girls to have those kinds of abilities.

37. When I came to America I thought: "Wouldn't it be awesome to get into one movie?" And then I get cast in "Bridesmaids" as my first job here and it's such a huge movie.

38. If I get two lines in the script, I somehow turn it into 20. I've got a bit of a bad habit of doing that, of just embellishing my little moment.

39. Because of my filming commitments in America, you have to sign contracts where you can't change your physical appearance.

40. I've only met (Brad Pitt) once before. Well, I didn't really meet him. I kind of just stood behind him and smelled his hair. It smelled really good.

41. The more I know about America, the better I'll be at performing American characters and American stories.

42. I was sporty in high school. I played tennis and hockey, and was basketball captain. Then I went to university and stopped doing sport and started eating ice cream.

43. When I was just a girl in Sydney, no one thought: "Oh, she's going to be a movie star." No one. I had to get by with actual skill and talent.

44. When you're a kid, you don't want to be teased.

45. I'm from the ghetto side of Sydney. We don't really do drive-bys, we just do drive-thrus.

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