Rebel Wilson says she was paid to stay at a larger weight by film bosses

Rebel Wilson has revealed she was paid to stay at a larger weight by Hollywood film executives.

The Bridesmaids actress, 40, is aiming to get down to 75kg after declaring 2020 the ‘year of health’ and overhauling her diet and fitness routine.

And she has now admitted to previously being given ‘a lot of money’ to ‘be bigger’ – something that had a detrimental effect on her mental health.

The Pitch Perfect star told The Sun: ‘I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit.’

Reflecting on the lack of plus-size actresses in the industry, Rebel went on: ‘I turned 40 as well in March and so I thought, this is going to be the year for me to just concentrate on the health benefits. 

‘It’s not like I want to lose weight and get to around a certain number. It’s more than that, it’s about dealing mentally with why I was overeating.’

The Isn’t It Romantic star is now ‘working on her mental side’ as well as the physical, after being pressured to stay a certain size for the sake of her career.

Rebel enlisted the help of personal trainer Gunnar Peterson last year and vowed to down on junk food over the next 12 months.

Back in January, she posed on the beach in workout gear as she told fans: ‘Okay so for me, 2020 is going to be called “The Year Of Health”.’

Rebel went on: ‘So I put on the athleisure and went out for a walk, deliberately hydrating on the couch right now and trying to avoid the sugar and junk food which is going to be hard after the holidays I’ve just had but I’m going to do it!

‘Who’s with me in making some positive changes this year?’

Meanwhile, the How To Be Single star recently defended her former roommate, Matt Lucas, over the Little Britain controversy.

The comedian and his co-star, David Walliams, have come under fire this month for using blackface in Little Britain and Come Fly With Me.

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