Rebel Wilson reveals 'sick' Pitch Perfect 'weight' contract: 'Messed up'

The 'Fat Amy' star has made a startling admission.

Aussie actress Rebel Wilson has been an inspiration to many after shedding 35kg in her 'Year of Health'. The star, 42, has now revealed her health kick was put on the back burner due to her role in the Pitch Perfect films.

Rebel, who shot to worldwide fame as “Fat Amy” in the musical-comedy, claims her contract dictated she wasn’t allowed to lose or gain more than 4.5 kilograms.

“I couldn’t lose a massive amount of weight because I was [under] contracts for that movie. You can’t lose, I think it’s not more than 10 pounds (4.5kg), or gain more than 10 pounds (4.5kg),” she told Alex Cooper on Spotify’s Call Her Daddy podcast.

L: Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy in the Pitch Perfect movies. R: Rebel Wilson on Call Her Daddy podcast
Rebel Wilson has opened up about her health journey. Photo: Universal & Instagram/callherdaddy

The Senior Year star admitted she did end up ‘waiting until Pitch Perfect seemed it was over’ before she could address any health issues. The popular film about a college a capella group spawned two sequels, meaning Rebel had to maintain her weight over five years.

“I’d been thinking for a while like, I wanted to get healthier and I was stereotyped in playing that fat funny friend, which is so hard because I love those roles,” she told the host. “I did want to do more things… being the bigger girl you’re just more pigeon-holed.”


The star is now a proud mother to baby Royce Lillian, and has made no secret that she first embarked on her health journey due to fertility issues.

Once she was nearing the age of 40, she started to really think about the future and how she would be able to start a family.

Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect
The Aussie actress starred in three Pitch Perfect films. Photo: Universal

During a consultation with a fertility doctor, he encouraged her to get “healthier” to increase her chances of having a baby.

“It really hit me hard because I was living a fantastic bigger life and didn’t have any serious diseases or anything, and I was like, oh s**t. And then that made me kind of re-examine [my lifestyle],” she recalled.

After news of Rebel’s apparent contract surfaced, fans were divided over the revelation. Many slammed the studio for their “messed up” request.

“This is just sick and rude to control someone’s body like that,” one person commented.

“Studios are really doing too much when it comes to women’s weight and appearance. They could have fixed it with prosthetics like they do in other movies,” another pointed out.

Rebel Wilson in tight green activewear
Rebel completely transformed in 2020 during her 'Year of Health'. Photo: Instagram/rebelwilson

“That’s kind of f**ed up,” a third chimed in.

“It makes sense but it’s also really sad,” another remarked.

However, many said that this was a common practice in Hollywood and wasn't a shock at all.


“This is typical in the industry. When you get cast it’s because they liked the way you looked that day. You aren’t supposed to gain or lose too much weight,” a fan said.

“In fairness, this isn’t exactly surprising. Many roles require actors to either gain or lose weight for certain roles. It does suck if she wanted to lose weight and couldn’t though,” another added.

“Many roles require actors to have a specific body type, like what happened with Captain America and stuff, it’s often required for men to bulk up quickly,” a third wrote.

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