Hollywood is currently in the midst of a terrible scandal. Many powerful stars and producers, including producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey, have been accused of serious sexual misconduct or worse. The #MeToo campaign was created on social media to encourage other possible victims to speak out. Now Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson has shared some upsetting details on Twitter.
Rebel Wilson shot to international fame in the Pitch Perfect film series, the first of which came out in 2012. Prior to that, she had worked the comedy circuit for a good few years in her native Australia. As she told Variety in 2011, it was actually a malaria-induced dream about winning an Oscar that first convinced her to change from comedy to acting.
Audiences were impressed by Wilson’s comedy skills and talent for slapstick. But they were also impressed by her refusal to conform to Hollywood’s usual physical standards for women. She was unapologetically fat in an industry where thinness was worshipped. In 2015, Wilson told Cosmopolitan how she considered her size a help rather than a hindrance.