Rebel Wilson is a riot in her new film Isn’t It Romantic. The actress brings her boisterous attitude to the big screen in this one, playing an Australian architect that lives in New York City. As always, Rebel showcases her talents in this production and proves that she truly is one of a kind.
Rebel Wilson hasn’t always been the confident and invoking figure she is today. Born in 1980 in Sydney, Australia, Rebel Wilson remembers being a shy girl growing up. She even recounts a time where her mother, a professional beagle breeder, dropped her off at a community acting class. Rebel wasn’t having any of it, forcing her mother to drag her out of the car and attend the class.
Wilson would go on to attend an all-girl high school and was encouraged by the high school drama teacher there. The school itself motivated young women to chase their dreams and go after passions they have.
Rebel’s anxiety of letting her dreams rest at the wayside motivated her to chase them and participate in various forms of improv and acting as a teen. She went on to have success in Australia on the stage and screen before moving to the United States in 2010.
When she moved to West Hollywood, California in 2010, the country wasn’t completely foreign to her. She spent some time in New York in the early 2000s when she worked with comedy enterprise Second City. It didn’t take long for Rebel to get a role in a big time US film production.
She was casted in Judd Apatow’s 2011 comedy Bridesmaids. Rebel has continued to thrive in movies, television, and on stage. There is no question that Rebel Wilson has many comedy forms in which she thrives in. Her latest role as Natalie in Isn’t It Romantic is unequivocally great.
Natalie is a complete skeptic when it comes to the idea of romantic comedies being real. She associates them to fantasy and nothing short of an event being played out to a pop song. Natalie has held this belief since childhood when her mother told her that romantic comedies aren’t realistic.
Upon the encouragement of a friend for her to get out and experience the community more, Natalie ventures out and seems to have a lead on a man appearing to flirt with her on the subway. Upon approaching him at the station, he attempts to mug Natalie but she fights him off and flees directly into a pole, knocking her unconscious.
Her world is an alternative universe when she wakes up. It is a real life romantic comedy that she must fight off to return to reality. Isn’t It Romantic hits theaters on February 13 in the US.
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