Rebel Wilson's new movie, Isn't It Romantic, is all about rom-coms, so she knows what she's talking about when it comes to love. In her expert opinion, however, her home town of Los Angeles isn't the best place for a love connection.
"L.A. is a bit of a challenge. I remember when we shot Pitch Perfect 3 in Atlanta. Boy, was I popular there! I should move to a city like Atlanta. I was considered a 10 there. Not to say the people in Atlanta aren't good looking. But Hollywood's beauty standards are very unrealistic."
@people You’re considered a 10 with me, Rebel— william evans (@william evans) 1550180603.0
Wilson also spoke about how proud she is to be bringing a more realistic perspective to the cinemas:
"I think the good thing about 'Isn't It Romantic' is that I am representing real women as a romantic lead and it's really refreshing. Seventy percent of American women are plus-size. Which is considered Size 14 and over. I am actually the average for an American woman, which is 16-18 yet in representation in films…it's less than 1 percent where you see plus-size girl starring in a film."
@people @RebelWilson You are beautiful and funny and an inspiration to women everywhere— Stacey (@Stacey) 1550182248.0
"I look for someone who is physically bigger than me. It makes you feel more feminine. If I feel like I'm going to crush a guy in a cage fight, then they are probably not the guy for me."
But more important to Wilson than their physical attributes was finding someone who's kind:
"It's wanting someone who is kind person. I've been so lucky to create this awesome life for myself that I want to find that person to share it with. It can be a roller coaster being in the public eye, so I guess I [really just want] genuine niceness and supportiveness."
Rebel's new movie is in theaters now, and fans are loving it!
Isn't It Romantic Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Traliers youtu.be
@chelseach I did and was expecting the worst, but I thought it was delightful!— Kate McGarry (@Kate McGarry) 1550503272.0
@chelseach I saw it. Loved it!— Jamie Hope (@Jamie Hope) 1550474464.0
@isntitromantic I'm ready for #IsntItRomantic 2. Same characters plz. Bravo @RebelWilson @LiamHemsworth @priyankachopra @ADAMDEVINE 👏👏👏♥️— 💔 (@💔) 1550441146.0
@isntitromantic needs a sequel— sarah hart (@sarah hart) 1550428903.0
PSA: I loved Isn’t It Romantic? so much I’m willing to tweet that I loved it even though it’s mostly known as that… https://t.co/S6XXIegtMx— Meredith Haggerty (@Meredith Haggerty) 1550328193.0
Also shouts out to Rebel Wilson who is indeed doing unabashedly awesome with this movie!! Everyone make sure you se… https://t.co/3CHsB6oFT5— JayJanuary (@JayJanuary) 1550281293.0
Hopefully Wilson finds the perfect man before long!
If she's lucky, she may be even be able to snag the right guy before her next movie, The Hustle, premiers this spring!
THE HUSTLE Official Trailer (2019) Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson Movie HD youtu.be
Rebel Wilson's newest flick, Isn't It Romantic just premiered yesterday. Leading up to the movie's release, Wilson made a point to comment on the casting of her character's best friend.
The movie tells the story of Natalie (Wilson) getting knocked out and waking up in the middle of a romantic comedy.
Like any good rom-com, the leading lady has a fabulous gay best friend. However, unlike previous movies of the genre, Wilson wanted her best friend character to make a statement.
The best friend character was eventually named Donny.
He is described as Natalie's,
"gay sidekick, who's setting gay rights back, like, a hundred years."
This character description is completely intentional. Rebel explained that Isn't It Romantic,
"make[s] a really clever comment about how gay characters have been marginalized in the past few decades."
She went on to say,
"It was really important to me that obviously we cast an openly gay actor for the role of Donny so that the character could not in any way be construed as mocking a gay guy,"
So who better to play this complex, statement-making gay best friend? Brandon Scott Jones of The Good Place fame nabbed the role of Donny.
Even before the movie was released, people were thrilled to see him in the movie.
I'm seeing Isn't it Romantic tonight and 100% most excited to see @brandonSJ on the big screen. TBT to DCM19 runnin… https://t.co/GlIIi1PDv4— angela y (@angela y) 1550167147
@RebelWilson’s new film #IsntitRomantic looks fantastic, funny and sooooo accessible. And love all the casting. Can… https://t.co/LJ6WzTQ4rv— Peta Astbury-Bulsara (@Peta Astbury-Bulsara) 1541291238
@JarettSays This current Brandon Scott Jones cultural moment we're in is a blessed one.— Joe Reid (@Joe Reid) 1548704393
brandon scott jones is in everything lately and i’m here for it— andrew garfield campaign manager (@andrew garfield campaign manager) 1550001005
Those who nabbed tickets to the movie's opening night are only confirming that Jones was the perfect choice for Donny.
The best part of @isntitromantic is @brandonSJ as the sassy gay friend. I screamed more than once #booch https://t.co/s9tY7WOCCG— ransomasinkidnap (@ransomasinkidnap) 1550102683
As someone who is allergic to rom-coms, I found ISN'T IT ROMANTIC to be a nice bit of harmless fluff. It's absurdly… https://t.co/VjEWJrZHc7— Amanda Baller (@Amanda Baller) 1550079540
Last night I saw Isn't It Romantic and it was truly so much fun to watch @bowenyang truly kill it and get so many l… https://t.co/peIGrg8gVE— Matt Rogers (@Matt Rogers) 1550166110
Check out Isn't It Romantic at a theater near you! Otherwise, catch it on Netflix on February 28th.