Having a Super Fun Night
Rebel Wilson is huge right now, pun intended. The actress, best known for her role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect embraces her large size. It’s Rebel’s uniqueness and confidence that have made her such a hit, both in the U.S. as well as her native Australia. To celebrate the premiere of her ABC sitcom Super Fun Night, let’s take a look back at some highlights of Rebel’s career thus far.
Almost unrecognizable, Rebel played Toula in the Australian movie Fat Pizza. She was one of six friends in a group called “Fat Chick 12.” Even at the start of her career, Rebel was awesome. Just a warning: the movie is super weird. Hilarious, but weird.
Five years later Rebel created a musical comedy series called Bogan Pride. Not only did she create it, but she wrote and produced it as well. What was it about, you ask? Oh, just a girl who enters a dance competition to win money so her mom can have her stomach stapled. Yeah.
You go, girl.
By 2010 Rebel had been asked to audition for Bridesmaids, for the role that eventually went to Melissa McCarthy. The director liked her so much that he created a new role, just for her. Thus, Brynn was born, and Rebel hit her stride.
Seriously. Her dress matches the carpet, but she stands out like a champ.
With the release of Bridesmaids and the red carpet appearances that ensued, audiences were able to appreciate Rebel’s confidence, not only on screen, but off-screen as well. Up until this point, large women were not commonly seen in Hollywood. They still aren’t, but at least we have this lovely lady to look up to.
If Bridesmaids was her break out role in the U.S., then Pitch Perfect was her home run. Her role as Fat Amy was quirky and smart. She was fat, so what? She was also hilarious and oozing with confidence.
And now we have Kimmie Boubier, the shy, unconfident heroine of Rebel’s new show. Hold on. Shy? Unconfident? Yes, and it may be her most daring role yet. Kimmie is not television’s typical cute, nerdy girl. She’s genuinely scared of the very judgmental outside world. Who can blame her? In an attempt to tackle this fear, Kimmie and her friends decide that every Friday night, they’ll go out, face the world, and have a super fun night.
Super fun, right?
Super Fun Night premiered on Oct. 2 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC. Watch last night’s episode.
By Zoe Siegel