Rebel Wilson made her name in Hollywood as a comedy actress, starring in female-led comedy hit Bridesmaids and the box-office success Pitch Perfect trilogy – the second in the franchise became the highest-grossing musical comedy of all time when it was released in 2015.
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Now a producer and director, Wilson fought her way to the top in an industry dominated by men and ruled by beauty ideals. In an exclusive 100 Women interview with the BBC’s Nomia Iqbal, she reflects on what it means to be the “funny, fat girl”, why she went on a “year of health” during the pandemic, and decided to speak openly about her fertility struggles.
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Interview by Nomia Iqbal. Produced by Valeria Perasso and Rebecca Thorn. Filmed by Peter Murtaugh. Edited by Holly Stimson.
100 Women senior producers: Valeria Perasso and Georgina Pearce. Executive producer: Vara Szajkowski. Commissioning editors: Claire Williams and Emma De’Ath.