Rebel Wilson reveals shocking experience of sexual harassment

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·3-min read

Rebel Wilson has shared her shocking experience of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

The 40-year-old star shared her story during her appearance on Ant Middleton's show Straight Talking.

Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson has shared a shocking story of a male co-star who once asked her to put her "finger up his a**e". Photo: Instagram/Rebel Wilson

Rebel claims an actor, who she didn't name, asked her to perform an act on him, while his friends watched and recorded it.

"Then he pulled down his pants and I was a bit entrapped in a room," she said, adding that both he and his friends were harassing her.

Ant asked if she'd reported it and she responded: "I called my agent immediately and said this happened. We made an official complaint to the studio.

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"But I'm such a professional that I was like, well I'm still going to continue with the job. Which now I might not have."

She also shared another story of an incident that occurred in Australia.

"One was with a director in a hotel room, but nothing happened because, (this was in Australia), his wife called abusing him saying he was trying to sleep with me,” she said.

"Things that happened to me aren't that severe, but I'm still scared of naming the people," Rebel said.

Rebel Wilson and Ant Middleton
Rebel shared the story during her appearance on Ant Middleton's show Straight Talking. Photo: Instagram/Rebel Wilson

During her time on the show, the actress also said her 20kg weight loss was sparked by 20 years of self-loathing.

She explained that she felt "so sad" for herself, but now feels contentment for the first time since her teens and added she wants to become a mum.

"I wasn't loving myself in the way that I should from 20 to 40 – that's 20 years. I feel so sad that I did that to myself, just not loving yourself in the right way," she said.

During the interview, the actress became emotional when talking about how she felt she can't fully celebrate her new figure.

"It's hard because I was so self-confident and don't want to project a message to people that girls can't be happy with themselves at bigger, plus sizes, because I was living the life," she said.

Rebel said the trolling she's faced since starting her health and fitness journey had been difficult, saying some people will tell her, "You're not the same, you're not funny anymore".

The actress also said her 20kg weight loss was sparked by 20 years of self-loathing. Photo: Instagram/Rebel Wilson
The actress also said her 20kg weight loss was sparked by 20 years of self-loathing. Photo: Instagram/Rebel Wilson

Ant mentioned that Matthew McConaughey was applauded for his weight loss for Dallas Buyers Club in 2013.

"Yeah, and they're like 'give him an Oscar'. But when women do it, it's like 'how dare she?' Or 'she's trying to get a man'."

Rebel shared how the weight gain began when she was approaching her 20s when she went to university.

She was also diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which triggers issues with hormones and metabolism.

This along with her unhealthy diet meant she struggled to lose weight.

Rebel shared that learning that calorific meals were not 'treats' was a large part of her weightless journey.

"What I realise is that, it wasn't treating myself eating 2,000 calories for dessert, that's not treating myself, that is putting toxins in my body that I don't need," she explained. "Is it momentary comfort? Yes. But the next hour it's fat and it's not healthy for you."

For sexual assault and family and domestic violence support, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

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