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Rebel Wilson's Contractual Obligation To Stay Overweight During Filming

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Actress Rebel Wilson revealed that she was contractually obligated to maintain her overweight appearance while filming the 'Pitch Perfect' movies. During the filming of the three movies from 2012 to 2017, Wilson, who played the character 'Fat Amy,' had a clause in her contract preventing drastic changes to her appearance for up to a year post-filming. At the time, she was a US size 18-20, and her weight was not allowed to fluctuate by more than 10 pounds.

Wilson shared that early in her career, she intentionally made herself less attractive to pursue success, believing that being larger would garner more laughs from audiences. However, in late 2019, after struggling with a problematic relationship with food and fertility concerns, she decided to prioritize her health.

Despite concerns that losing weight could impact her career, Wilson embarked on a journey to get healthy through a balanced diet and regular exercise, shedding 77 pounds by 2020. She emphasized the importance of addressing her emotional connection to food, which led to a more sustainable weight loss.

Wilson's weight loss journey was met with significant attention, with more focus on her physical transformation than her successful acting career. She candidly shared her experience of regaining 30 pounds due to work stress, highlighting the ongoing challenges of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the public eye.

Looking ahead, Wilson is set to release her memoir, 'Rebel Rising,' on April 2, promising a comprehensive exploration of her life, from her challenging teenage years to navigating fame and her evolving relationship with food.

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