Rebel Wilson attends the 10th Anniversary Desert Smash at La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, California
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On the season finale of Super Fun Night, Rebel Wilson’s Kimmie has a super-big decision to make about her love life.
Her choices in this debate of the heart: James (Nate Torrence), the sweet and goofy boyfriend, and Richard (Kevin Bishop), Kimmie’s co-worker whose growing affections bubbled to the surface last week and culminated with a big smooch. In the finale, “She kind of manages to scramble and decide which one she’s going to go after,” teases Wilson.
It’s a classic story of torn affection, but oddly, what Wilson is most proud of in the show’s 17-episode run is that there has been, as she sees it, very little classic about it. “It has a unique tone to it compared to other comedies,” she says. But the actress/writer/EP admits that finding the right balance between her signature raunchy humor, dramatic elements, and broad comedy wasn’t easy. “This is my first foray into American television, and I guess what I didn’t realize is…[the list of] what you can’t say is huge,” she says. “There was always at least five minutes cut from every episode of what I thought was super hilarious stuff, but what they deemed inappropriate for family television, whether it was the words I was using or the intention.”
Last week’s Wilson-penned episode, for example, originally contained a flashback scene to a previous year in which Wilson’s character ate a whole pizza on Valentine’s Day because she was depressed and ended up getting an “attack of irritable bowel syndrome.” “[The character] was wearing a beret at the time and I had to go into this alleyway and sh– into the beret,” she says. It got cut.
Wilson doesn’t fault the big bosses for their practices, however, and says she took the feedback as an opportunity to add more dramatic elements to the scripts, like relationship issues. If the show gets a second season, “I want to do that more.”
The chances of a second season remain slim, however, according to TV insiders. But Wilson has planned for that by filming a musical number (the song? “Fat Bottomed Girls”) that has elements that bring closure to the characters. And though it has been the trend of canceled shows to seek second lives elsewhere — especially cable networks or ever-evolving online hosts like Netflix, who revived Arrested Development — Wilson says if axed, she has no plans to move forward, citing many feature film projects in the works, like the sequel to 2012′s Pitch Perfect. “I’m just so excited,” Wilson says of the movie, which will be helmed by first-time director Elizabeth Banks. “I think a lot of people don’t realize that Elizabeth was a producer and really [formed] the idea and put it all together. She was on set with us every 6 a.m. start. She was there with her little coat freezing along with us. She’s more than qualified.”
Regardless, of what the future holds for Fun Night, Wilson considers it a win creatively and in terms of the effort put into it. “TV is hard,” she says. “We did 8.5 hours of content and 17 episodes in seven months — from scratch to airing, which is like doing 4.5 movies back-to-back…which is insane. … Going through the network TV process just makes you really respect the people who have their own shows and are a performer. And there aren’t that many.”
- source: insidetv.ew.com
Noooo!! But we LOVE her show!!
Rebel Wilson’s super HIGHlarious comedy, Super Fun Night, on ABC is AH-MAZING and has even won awards, but the adorable Aussie starlet has prepared herself for the worst, just in case.
Ya know, like if her show ISN’T renewed for another season!
And how has she prepared?!?
Well, she’ll just go back to doing what she’s put on hold for a year – movies!
“I’m very happy with what we’ve done, but I also have a backlog of film projects — because Super Fun Night took me out of movies for the year — so I’ll get on those in the event that it doesn’t go ahead. Either way I think I’ll be fine, but I certainly have got big ideas for these characters moving forward in the second series.”
Well, fingers crossed it doesn’t get canceled!
But we hope she goes back to doing films AND television!
We miss her funny Aussie self popping up and making us laugh until we wet our pants!
- source: perezhilton.com
The US networks are about to announce which series will be renewed for the second half of 2014, and which will be terminated. This column polled the predictors in the US media, and concluded bad news will land on the doorstep of three Australians: Toni Collette (in Hostages), Jason Gann (in Wilfred) and Rebel Wilson (in Super Fun Night), although she can console herself with this comment from Entertainment Weekly: “Time to give up on this project, but not Rebel Wilson. She’ll be back on TV — just not in this.”
The US version of Rake is “probably dead”, according to EW, and The Mentalist is highly doubtful. But our Poppy Montgomery is guaranteed to return in a new season of Unforgettable.
Other doomed series include: Almost Human, Californication, The Carrie Diaries, Dracula, How I Met Your Mother, True Blood. In doubt are New Girl, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Two and a Half Men.
Revenge has been sinking in the US ratings, but is described as “a DVR hit”, meaning so many are recording it, the network cannot afford to kill it. Other shows lifted from earlier “doubtful” status to “assured” include: Arrow, Bones, Castle, Elementary, Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, The New Girl, Once Upon A Time, Parenthood, and Person of Interest.
- source: theage.com.au
When Kimmie admits to her boyfriend, James (guest star Nate Torrence), that Richard kissed her, he breaks up with her. She’s torn between trying to get James back or telling Richard how she really feels about him. Meanwhile, a visit from Richard’s autocratic dad, Rupert Royce (guest star Charles Shaughnessy), throws the firm into chaos over who will be getting the next big promotion, and Marika struggles to find a way to tell her friends she’s gay.
Gallery: Super Fun Night: Episode Stills > Season One: Stills (2013) > 1.17 – … TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS
Gallery: Super Fun Night: Screen Captures > Season 0ne: Screencaps (2013) > 11.17 – … TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS
“Super Fun Night” wrapped its first season — and likely entire run — with a super-fun musical number. Rebel Wilson and the cast have had several random musical moments throughout the show’s run, but they definitely saved their biggest production for last.
The gang took on Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and everyone got a moment to shine. Wilson told Entertainment Weekly she wrote the musical number as a way to bring closure to the show’s characters. And that may be all the closure they get. Ratings haven’t been stellar, and it’s not a good sign that ABC aired the final episodes against the Olympics — the rest of ABC’s Wednesday comedy lineup has been in repeat mode.
Even if “SFN” isn’t picked up, Wilson has plenty of other projects lined up, including a “Night at the Museum” sequel, and a follow-up to 2012′s “Pitch Perfect.”
- source: huffingtonpost.com
This girl Aussie is on fiiiire!
2014 is already proving to be a busy year for HIGHlariously funny actress Rebel Wilson!
So much so, the talented darling is currently surrounded by three major mega-movie projects!
When we EXCLUSIVELY caught up with Rebel yesterday, she revealed everything that’s been keeping her busy these days – including a new friendship with Robin Williams, whom she co-stars with in Night At The Museum 3:
“I’m shooting right now Night At The Museum 3, I go to Vancouver on Tuesday to finish that and we just shot some stuff in London! That’s really cool, because it’s Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, who I think are so great! Robin and I are sharing stories about now being on a network TV show and how hard it is… it’s very grueling! That movie’s going to be such quality for a family movie. I think people are going to love it. It comes out at Christmas!”
Trés exciting, Miss Thang!
Hob-knobbing with comedic legends and such!
We also had to ask when the Barden Bellas would be taking the stage again…and Fat Amy revealed it’s a lot sooner than everyone thinks:
“Pitch Perfect 2 is starting rehearsals in April, which is really good, because you’re just singing and dancing! It’s just awesome. I love that kind of stuff. I think the Bellas are signed in now! So Brittany Snow, Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp and of course me, and Anna Kendrick are all on board! I can’t wait to reunite with everybody, because we’ve all kind of gone off and been filming our own projects, so it’ll be so good to come back together and have fun again!”
Song, dance, and all the ladies in their perfectly harmonized glory?! YES.
And as far as a set list for these synchronized beauties, Rebel confessed she’s currently obsessed with Pitbull and Ke$ha – but she really has no say in the matter:
“See, it’s really hard, because you’ve got to pick songs that are going to be kind of current or old favorites! If you’re going for current songs, you’ve got to kind of predict that it’s going to be popular. Maybe they’ll give us some tracks to listen to and we can try to pick the ones! They’re keeping it pretty tight-lipped about what the music is — they’re just saying the opening number is going to be amazing!”
Well…we can hardly wait to see all the a capella gals pitch-slap the competition!
We’re so glad this busy lady is über successful!
- source: perezhilton.com
It’s been too long since Rebel Wilson and Ellen DeGeneres showed off their mad skillz.
The Super Fun Night star and the daytime talk show host wowed the crowd when they performed Salt-n-Pepa’s 1993 hit single “Shoop” in October 2012, and they made magic once again on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “By popular demand, we formed a rap duo called Rebellen, and our first album is dropping today,” DeGeneres told the audience. “It’s called White Ladies Rapping.”
DeGeneres told the actress, “I’m so excited about our album.”
“I’m so excited,” the Pitch Perfect 2 star said in agreement. “We’ve just got so many good tracks.” Other fictional song titles include “Baby Got Back Fat,” “Booty Slap for Africa,” “One in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush” and “I Like Burritos.” Wilson, 28, and DeGeneres, 56, each donned matching black track suits to rap their original number and debut single, “Watching Cats on the Internet.”
According to Wilson, DeGeneres isn’t the only secretly talented rapper in Hollywood. Zac Efron appeared on the same episode of the show as Wilson in 2012 and spit a few rhymes backstage. “I was rapping on that show and he kind of knew I could rap, and then he wanted to show me his rap skills—and he’s, like, really good,” Wilson once told Buzzfeed. “Like, I’m not exaggerating. He must practice.”
Kimmie celebrates her first Valentine’s Day with a boyfriend (guest star Nate Torrence) but work intervenes, and later, Richard sends her mixed messages about their relationship. Marika gets a different message of her own when new friend, Frankie (Hana Mae Lee), hits on her and Kendall hosts a sex toy party in honor of the holiday.