“Being unique and different was a really good thing,” Wilson said. “When I walked into my agent’s office for the first time, they looked at me and said, ‘Wow, we have nobody on our books like you.’ And they signed me on my second day [there].” Ever since then, she hasn’t slimmed down. According to her, she’s actually contracted not to lose weight for Pitch Perfect.
“I saw my size as being an advantage,” she told the Telegraph in July 2016, “whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage.” That year, she was at the height of her powers, starring in the movies Absolutely Fabulous, Grimsby and How to Be Single, as well as the stage musicals Guys and Dolls and The Little Mermaid.
But she was also fighting a major battle against an Australian woman’s magazine. In May 2015 the publication Woman’s Day alleged that Wilson had deliberately lied about her age and other things to try and make it in Hollywood. Wilson filed a defamation suit against them in 2016, claiming that the article had cost her movie roles.