KEY POINTS

  • "Pitch Perfect" star Rebel Wilson has revealed that she was previously required to stay bigger for film roles
  • The 40-year-old comedian has since decided to pursue a healthier lifestyle, labeling 2020 as her "year of health"
  • Wilson rose to fame when she played the iconic "Fat Amy" in the comedy musical franchise "Pitch Perfect"

Rebel Wilson revealed the real reason why she had to maintain her large-sized physique.

Following her recent 40-pound weight loss, Wilson, 40, disclosed that she was previously required by her film bosses to stay a bigger size for movie roles. The actress-comedian has been known for playing characters whose identities were tied to their weight — most notable was her role as “Fat Amy” in the 2012 musical comedy franchise “Pitch Perfect,” which catapulted her into stardom.

But after years of maintaining the imposed weight requirement, the Australian actress has decided to cut back and follow a new fitness regime for her health.

“I turned 40 as well in March and so I thought, this is gonna be it. This is going to be the year for me to just concentrate on the health benefits,” Wilson, who was also promoting the Amazon Prime show “LOL: Last One Laughing,” told The Sun.

The actress added that her choice to pursue a healthier lifestyle isn’t limited to merely losing weight. She shared that her fitness journey was also a way to improve her mental balance.

“It's not like I want to lose weight and get to around a certain number. It's more than that, it's about dealing mentally with with why I was overeating and I had a job where I was paid a lot of money to be bigger, at times which kind of can mess with your head a bit,” Wilson said.

Dubbing 2020 as her “year of health,” the actress-comedian said that her recent weight loss didn’t come easy. In fact, the 40-year-old comedian has resorted to a variety of schemes, saying that she’s been “trying a lot of different things” help her achieve her health and fitness goals.

The “Pitch Perfect” star has also been sharing several snaps of her newly slimmed down body via her Instagram. She enlisted the help of Australian-based celebrity personal trainer Jono Castano Acero, who has been training the actress for quite some time.

And while Wilson has been wowing fans with her impressive weight loss, the comedian still carries on with her fitness regimen — which includes bouts of high intensity interval (HIIT) and strength training — to stay in shape.

Rebel Wilson Pitch Perfect Rebel Wilson made a grand entrance to promote "Pitch Perfect 2" at the MTV Movie Awards. Photo: Reuters