Rebel Wilson was once too shy to even think of starring in movies. Her high school drama teacher Mrs. Bowmaker would, however, encourage out to try out acting.
Following her teacher’s encouragement, she entered the Tournament of Minds competition. The competition was all about performing, and improvising and this helped her a lot.
That experience was enough to take her out of her shell. It soon dawned on her it was something she could do in future and from that point on she knew what her career would be. She was also lucky to have attended an all-girls school that encouraged each and every student to follow their dreams.
As part of her growth strategy, she joined Australia’s Rotary International Youth Ambassador Program. During her year working with them, she got an opportunity to go to South Africa where she, unfortunately, contracted Malaria. Read more: Pitch Perfect for Rebel Wilson | VanityFair and Isn’t it Romantic Trailer | Glamour
It was during this episode that she dreamt she had won an Oscar. For some reason, that dream stuck and she knew she had to work towards that. After graduating from Theatre School in 2003, she began auditioning and taking roles within the Australian film industry. Rebel Wilson admits to having looked to star in what she considered “serious” roles.
This, however, would not come to pass because whenever she got on stage, the audience would immediately begin to laugh. Someone pointed out that she was better off trying out more comedy roles as she was a perfect fit. She took on the challenge, and today Rebel Wilson is one of the most sought out actresses in comedy.
When she moved to the United States, she was in a unique position as most actors transitioning from Australia took on more dramatic genres of acting. She had found her niche and chose to stick to it. It did not take long for her talents to be recognized.
Her role in the move Isn’t this amazing was well received and as she prepares for her new role in Cats she has already give fans a taste of what to expect. Her new CATZERCISE that she showed off while celebrating her 39th birthday has already got the world talking.
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