tewkesburyadmag.com – Rebel Wilson has revealed how Sacha Baron Cohen kept trying to persuade her to strip off for his new film Grimsby.
The Pitch Perfect star, who shares screen time alongside the British funnyman in the forthcoming comedy, had to fend off his requests for her to bare all.
“I didn’t quite know what to think but Sacha is completely outrageous. Every day, he tried to get me to go naked. Every day!” she said.
“And I’m like, ‘Sacha, no! I told you, I’m a classy actress’.”
The film, directed by Now You See Me’s Louis Leterrier, also stars Sacha’s wife Isla Fisher, Mark Strong, David Harewood and Ian McShane.
“He just keeps pushing you and pushing you and pushing the comedy in every single scene, which is why his stuff is so out loud funny,” Rebel said.
“Grimsby is certainly going to get a lot of attention, let me put it that way. It’s highly outrageous.”
Grimsby is scheduled for release in July 2015.
fashionstyle.com – New movie spoilers for “Pitch Perfect 2″ reveal that Fat Amy will have a chance to shine in the spotlight and she’ll be belting an “old classic” that will have singing along in the theaters.
In a new interview with MTV, Wilson reveals that she will have a solo “all to herself” in the upcoming sequel.
However, the actress admitted that she can’t reveal the name of the song nor the original artist and joked that director Elizabeth Banks “would kill her” if she did.
Despite the fact that Wilson had to stay mum, she did hint that the song was an “old classic” that will have fans singing along in the theaters.
The young comedian also teased “Pitch Perfect” fans by saying that she’s already seen a preview of the second flick and noted “the movie crushes the first one,” adds The Belfast Telegraph.
If viewers were afraid that the sequel wouldn’t be as good as the original, then you have nothing to worry about-Wilson is quick to reassure fans that Banks made sure to include everything that viewers loved about the first movie into the script for the second.
The actress went on to note that those who enjoy seeing “girl power” on the big screen will adore “Pitch Perfect 2″ because not only is there a female director helming the upcoming flick, but the majority of the cast is female and they are all plying well-rounded characters too.
Wilson also revealed that there could be another trailer that will be released in the Spring too.
She pointed out that the first one was “just a teaser” and that the movie studio might release a second trailer as it gets closer to May that will reveal more of the film’s plot.
Finally, the blonde actress joked that there was never any doubt in her mind about not returning to reprise her role as Fat Amy and went on to admit that she loves the character because it allows her to basically play herself.
contactmusic.com – Actress Rebel Wilson was scolded by staff at London’s British Museum for touching ancient relics.
The Australian star and several of her castmates in new movie Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb enjoyed a dinner at the London tourist attraction following the movie’s premiere in the city last week (ends21Dec14).
However, they were reprimanded by staff after manhandling several of the priceless artefacts, breaking a ‘no touching’ rule.
Wilson says, “(After the premiere) we all had dinner at the British Museum, which was amazing. To be having dinner in this room and there’s all these ancient vases and ancient such and suches… and we touched a few things that I think we weren’t supposed to touch! We got in trouble.”
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Australian actress Rebel Wilson promises that fans of “Pitch Perfect” will enjoy the “bigger and better” sequel to the musical comedy, which is due to hit theaters in May 2015. (Reuters)
contactmusic.com – Rebel Wilson and Matt Lucas love to host dinner parties for showbiz guests including Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher, Boy George and Sarah Silverman, and she joked their bashes either end up ”in the hot tub or singing at the piano”.
Rebel Wilson and Matt Lucas invite Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher around for dinner parties which often end up ”in the hot tub or singing at the piano”.
The 28-year-old actress and the British comedian love to host showbiz stars at their shared home in Los Angeles, and the comedienne revealed they recently sang songs with Boy George at one of their events.
When asked about their dinner parties, she said: ”Just before I came over to London we had one with Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher and the guy who created ‘Mad Men’ [Matt Weiner] and Sarah Silverman.
”Matt is extremely sociable, much more than me, and so he has so many friends.
”Boy George came round the other day and we did some singing.”
When asked if their parties go on all night, she quipped: ”Yeah, it normally either ends in the hot tub or singing at the piano. Matt taught himself to play the piano.”
Rebel knows Sacha well as she portrays his wife in his upcoming movie ‘Grimsby’, and the Australian comic had to travel up to the north east England seaport town and integrate with some of the locals in a bid to pick up some of their dialect.
She added to Metro newspaper: ”I had to go up north and hang out with real people to try to absorb their accent quickly.”
film-news.co.uk – Rebel Wilson has a slight obsession with Channing Tatum.
The 28-year-old actress has taken the movie world by storm since her debut in 2011 comedy Bridesmaids. She has fans all over the globe and when asked who she is particularly fond of in the industry, Rebel couldn’t contain her feelings for the hunky actor.
“Channing Tatum. I mean, not so much in terms of what he says, just how he says it, what he looks like when he says it,” she explained to BBC Radio 1’s movie critic Rhianna Dhillon. “I may have a slight obsession with him. I noticed he didn’t put me in Magic Mike 2, which maybe… Yeah [there’s still time], maybe. Or we’ll do something else together.”
While she hasn’t had the chance to get up close and personal with Channing, Rebel has acted alongside some other movie greats. In upcoming funny flick Grimsby she locked lips with Sacha Baron Cohen, who also wrote the screenplay, but it didn’t have great results.
“You know what actually, last year I did film Sacha Baron Cohen’s new comedy called Grimsby and I had to snog Sacha quite a lot… I don’t know why I keep getting cast in these romantic interest roles,” she joked. “And Sacha actually gave me laryngitis. Yeah, ‘cos I had to kiss him like 100 times a day so of course I was gonna get it from him.”
Rebel can next be seen in children’s film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. She joins the likes of returning cast Robin Williams, who sadly passed away earlier this year, and Ben Stiller. To give a professional performance the bubbly blonde made sure to fully prepare before arriving on set.
“What I try to do is drink a little bit of liquid when I’m getting my hair and make-up done but once you’re filming you can’t really drink a lot because then you have to go to the toilet,” she explained. “As if Ben Stiller’s gonna wait 20 minutes while I take off Spanx, thermals, all five layers; it takes like 20 minutes to get on and off.”
Fans also have Pitch Perfect 2, out next year, to look forward to, with Rebel reprising her role as Fat Amy in the “bigger and better” sequel to the 2012 original.
contactmusic.com – Australian actress Rebel Wilson received a chilling phone call from her family Down Under on Monday as both her sisters work close to the cafe in Sydney where a gunman seized 17 hostages.
The Bridesmaids star was in London preparing for the U.K. premiere of her latest movie Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb when the drama unfolded in her hometown, with armed police locking down the streets around the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in Martin Place.
Wilson admits she was unaware of what was going on in Sydney until she received a phone call from a family member, and she was relieved to find out both her sisters, who work close to the location of the bloody shootout, were safe.
She tells News.com.au, “I just turned the television on for 10 minutes this morning after I got a call from my family because both my sisters work there across the Martin Place area. They just said ‘Have you heard’ And I said ‘No’ Then turned the Tv on for 10 minutes to see what was happening, geez it was terrible.”
Two hostages died along with the gunman as armed police officers staged a rescue attempt to free those who were being held inside the cafe, and the events sent a shockwave through Hollywood with a number of stars sending their condolences to the victims.
Russell Crowe, who has lived in Sydney since he was a child, wrote in a post on Twitter.com, “Sending love Sydney… My thoughts go out to the hostages and their families, and to the police and emergency services personnel…”
Australian actor Hugh Jackman adds, “The events that have happened in my hometown – Sydney, Australia. Both shocking and tragic. Prayers For All.”
New Zealand actor Sam Neill writes, “Sorrow. Calm. Reason. Compassion. Solidarity. Tolerance. Peace. #Sydneysiege…”
Messages also flooded in from pop star Cody Simpson, actress Rachael Taylor, singer Boy George, One Direction’s Harry Styles, rocker Richie Sambora and Aussie Teresa Palmer.
movies.ie – This week, the final instalment in the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM trilogy is released in Irish cinemas. The film, which stars Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Dan Stevens and Ricky Gervais, sees Stiller’s character Larry travel to the British Museum to unlock the secrets of the mysterious and magical tablet of Ahkmanrah and save the lives of the museum’s inhabitants.
Rebel Wilson is a new addition to the team; the actress plays Tilly, a guard at the British Museum and brings her trademark awkward humour to the film. Movies.ie gathered together some facts about the actress, for your reading pleasure.
1. Yes, that is her real name
Rebel was named after a singer at her parents’ wedding, but used her middle names – Melanie Elizabeth – while in school, to avoid being teased. Rebels siblings are named Ryot, Liberty and Annachi.
2. Smart and funny
Rebel has a law degree from the prestigious University of New South Wales. She graduated in 2009. Wilson’s breakout role came two years later in BRIDESMAIDS.
3. Dream it… Or hallucinate it; whichever works
Rebel was a Rotary International Youth Ambassador for Australia and was based in South Africa for a year. While there, she contracted malaria and had hallucinations in which she saw herself as an actress who had won an Oscar. This convinced her to pursue a career as an actress.
4. Organized Fun
In 2012, it was announced that Wilson would write and star in the TV show SUPER FUN NIGHT, a comedy that follows three friends on a quest to have fun every Friday night. Sadly, the show was cancelled by ABC after just one season.
As of 2012, Wilson shares an apartment in West Hollywood with English comedian Matt Lucas. The pair played brother and sister in BRIDESMAIDS.
6. Who doesn’t love Pizza?
Wilson’s big break in her native Australia came with the TV show PIZZA, which led to a spin off movie titled FAT PIZZA. Wilson played Toula in the series between 2003 and 2007.
7. Famous Footsteps
When she moved to the US, Rebel performed with the famous Upright Citizens Brigade improv troupe. Other famous alumni of the group include Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Adam McKay.
8. Sell it
The aggressive, hilarious romantic storyline between Bumper (Adam DeVine) and Rebel Wilson’s character Fat Amy in PITCH PERFECT was not in the original script. DeVine and Wilson often went off on improvised tangents when filming, and DeVine would often try to kiss her. The two then devised a back story for the characters and their relationship that was so funny, the filmmakers kept it in the finished film.
9. Pain? Or Gain?
Rebel Wilson, an avid nunchucks user, brought her own with her for the sex scene in PAIN & GAIN. Wilson said she brought them to try and spice things up!
Coming up next, Wilson stars in PITCH PERFECT 2, and will lend her voice to a character in KUNG FU PANDA 3.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB is released in Irish cinemas on December 19th 2014