A-ca-huddle, now! The Barden Bellas — that’s Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow in the center — were spotted filming “Pitch Perfect 2″ in Baton Rouge today, looking ready to slay a sing-off. Gah, can’t wait for this movie to come out! [Photo: Pacific Coast News]
It is time to have a serious conversation about just how amazing Rebel Wilson really is. She has a law degree and an arts degree, proving that she’s one smart cookie. Most importantly, she has a refreshing lack of vanity in an industry where vanity is a pre-requisite. There are a lot of misleading and confusing messages about how to feel and how a woman should look, but Rebel Wilson is incredible for the fact that she just doesn’t care. She stresses that being healthy is key, but acknowledges implicitly that health is relative to the individual. As a woman who is neither fat nor thin, but somewhere in the nebulous realm between “plus” sized and average, Rebel’s attitude resonates. Check out a clip of her talking with “Extra” above.
Well, that’s a disappointment! As much as we — and everyone else, because come on, who doesn’t love Rebel Wilson? — wanted the actress’s new show “Super Fun Night,” which premiered last night, to be the new best thing ever, the actuality of the show is more like our worst fears for it realized. The ABC sitcom takes the super funny, super adorable, super charming Wilson and turns her into a sort of punchline of herself whose main preoccupation is, “HEY GUYS, DON’T FORGET THAT I’M ALSO SUPER FAT.” It’s just a waste of a talented, multi-faceted comedienne’s breadth of humor and genuine ability. Like, how many Spanx jokes does a 22-minute pilot need? Four. The answer is four. Jezebel provided an excellent, if depressing, compilation of every fat joke from the first episode, and not only are they abundant to the point of superfluity, they’re also, well, not funny. (Furthermore, they stripped Rebel of her Australian accent, which unlike unfunny fat jokes is an actual crime against humanity.)
Pussy, as in pussycat, pervs. This shirt is certainly a lot of look, but I think Rebel looks purr-fect. [Photo: Splash News]
After witnessing Rebel Wilson carry “Pitch Perfect” almost singlehandedly, I am at least ninety-nine percent certain that anything the Australian comedienne touches is guaranteed to be hilarious. That said, I have especially high hopes for “Super Fun Night,” Rebel’s upcoming ABC comedy vehicle. The pilot, executive produced by Conan O’Brien, will hit the network this fall, and follows “three nerdy female friends” as they decide to “have super fun every Friday night.” The first trailer is a little lame (there, I said it), but fingers crossed they just put all the worst jokes up front. Right? Maybe? But if the show itself is anything like Rebel has promised — she said of “the anti-Sex and the City,” “when these ladies eat at night, they’re not talking about dick,” which, you know, should be the show’s official tagline — then I trust that it will be excellent. Check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think! [CinemaBlend]