Rebel Wilson Reveals What Initiated Her Weight Loss Journey

Rebel Wilson is one of the most relatable stars in Hollywood. The star has played plenty of roles that we know and love, including Fat Amy in "Pitch Perfect" and Brynn in "Bridesmaids." There's no doubt that Wilson's comedic timing is among the best of the best, which is likely why she's had so much success. In one of her more recent roles, Wilson plays Stephanie, a cheerleader who returns to her high school after a 20-year coma, in the Netflix film "Senior Year."

Wilson has proudly promoted her new project on social media, and on May 17, she shared some really exciting news with her 10.7 million Instagram followers. In the post, which included a photo of the actor rocking her green and white cheerleading outfit from the film, Wilson gushed over how well it's been doing on the streaming service. "Number 1 in 60+ countries over the weekend! Wow! Thank you for all the love for SENIOR YEAR on Netflix," she raved. "This is just BEYOND!" Wilson shared another snap from the premiere, where she stunned in a custom green Jason Wu dress. She styled her hair with a side part and her long, blond locks tumbled over her shoulders.

Though the star has been making her media rounds to promote the movie, she's talking about more than just her role in the film. Wilson is also getting candid on her weight loss journey, including why she decided to make her significant lifestyle change.

Rebel Wilson's desire to be a mom jump-started her weight loss

Rebel Wilson is opening up about what inspired her to lose weight. In an interview with People, Wilson explained that she met with a fertility specialist in 2019 to freeze and harvest her eggs. The doctor told Wilson that she may have better luck if she shed a few pounds. "I was taken aback. I thought, 'Oh God, this guy's so rude.' He was right. I was carrying around a lot of excess weight," Wilson told the outlet. "It's almost like I didn't think of my own needs. I thought of a future child's needs that really inspired me to get healthier."

Wilson, who also has polycystic ovarian syndrome, lost 80 pounds once she set her mind to it. "It wasn't a goal to get to a certain weight," she told the outlet. "It was just being the healthiest version of myself." The star also promoted body positivity. "I feel sad if somebody doesn't love the body they're in. You want to celebrate all body types, but I also want to encourage people to be healthy." Amen! 

This is not the only time Wilson has opened up about her weight loss journey. In a 2020 interview with People, the star talked about her "high protein" diet that includes a lot of "fish, salmon, and chicken breast." But, she noted that she will still indulge in some of her faves every once in a while because it's about "overall healthy balance."