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Rebel Wilson's management team didn't want her to lose weight because she made too much money being the "funny fat girl"

''I got a lot of push back from my team.''

By Alana Mazzoni
Rebel Wilson has revealed her management team were against her losing weight as she was "earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl".
The Australian actress, who has taken Hollywood by storm, has shed 35kg in recent years after embarking on a total lifestyle overhaul.
But in an interview with the BBC, the Pitch Perfect star said her team wasn't too pleased with her slimmer figure.
Rebel has shed an impressive 35kg after embarking on a total lifestyle overhaul. (Getty)
"I got a lot of push back from my team actually here in Hollywood when I said, 'OK, I'm going to do this year of health and I feel like I'm really going to physically transform and change my life,'" Rebel said.
"And they were like, 'Why? Why would you want to do that?' Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person."
The 41-year-old said that even though she was "confident being bigger" than other actresses, she knew her eating habits weren't healthy.
"Like I did not need a tub of ice-cream every night. That was me kind of numbing emotions using food, which wasn't the healthiest thing," she said.
Rebel's team reportedly said she made millions from being "the funny fat girl". (Getty)
"I think it was dealing with not being a natural performer, and having to perform every day. And that pressure and internal stress to be able to perform like that."
Rebel has documented her impressive weight loss journey on social media over the past year, and said she was made to feel "invisible" when she was heavier.
"Is that what a woman has to do in the world, lose weight to get attention?" she said.
"I know what it's like to be a woman who is essentially invisible to most people because of not being seen as traditionally beautiful or whatever.
"It's crazy to try to fit that. It's just better to be the healthiest version."
Rebel previously said 2020 was her "Year of Health" after reaching her goal weight of 75kg by sticking to a strict workout regime.
The comedienne has been following the Mayr Method diet plan which involves eating high alkaline whole foods very slowly while aiming to chew each mouthful for 30 seconds.
"The goal was never to be skinny," she said on an Instagram Live, explaining that her journey started when her doctor told her she'd have a better chance at freezing her eggs if she were healthier.
"It was never to fit into a certain dress size. I put in a goal weight in there because I needed some tangible thing."
Rebel in Pitch Perfect in 2012. (Gold Circle Films)
Last year, Rebel revealed some of the nutrition and exercise tips that helped her overcome her relationship with eating and her body.
"It was the emotional stuff about realising why I was overeating, why I was emotionally eating and trying to solve that, that was the biggest lesson," she said in an Instagram Live to fans.
"As all career women would know if that is something that interests you approaching 40 is a good time to do it. So I was thinking about fertility and thought I am going to do this and get healthy."
Rebel previously said 2020 was her "Year of Health" after reaching her goal weight of 75kg by sticking to a strict workout regime. (Instagram)
The Bridesmaids star has previously revealed she got treated differently when the kilos started to drop.
"Sometimes being bigger, people didn't necessarily look twice at you. And now that I'm in a good shape, like, people offer to carry my groceries to the car and hold doors open for you," she told The Morning Crew's Hughsey, Ed and Erin.
"I was like, 'Is this what other people experienced all the time?'"