Rebel Wilson said she had to put her journey to better health on pause because her Pitch Perfect contract stated she could not lose more than 10 pounds.
“You can’t lose, I think it’s not more than 10 pounds, or gain more than 10 pounds. Yeah, you have to kind of stay at the weight. It’s in your contract,” she recalled.
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At the time, she was already planning to “get healthier” to increase her chances of getting pregnant before her 40s. “I went to see a fertility doctor and he was like, ‘You’d have a much better chance with fertility if you were healthier.’ It really hit me hard because I was living a fantastic bigger life,” she said.
Aside from boosting fertility, Wilson wanted to shed some pounds to make her movie roles more diversified.
“I was stereotyped in playing that fat funny friend, which is so hard because I love those roles. I love doing the roles. I love those characters,” said Wilson.
“But then I did want to do more things but I felt like being the bigger girl you’re just more pigeonholed," she added.
Wilson portrayed the role of the much-loved “Fat Amy” in the Pitch Perfect films, which were released between 2012 and 2017. She lost over 70 lbs. following her “year of health” in 2020.