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Do You Think Plus-Size Women Do Better in Comedy? Hollywood Actress Rebel Wilson Thinks So!



It’s of the age-long questions that pop up when it comes down to size and comedy – are bigger women funnier? Well, Pitch Perfect & Night at the Museum actress Rebel Wilson sure thinks so.

In an interview with Australia’s Daily Life magazine, Rebel is discussing how her chances of making it in Hollywood seemed very slim and why she thinks “bigger girls do better in comedy“.

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

According to Rebel, “I don’t know why. Maybe because people find it easier to laugh. It’s very hard to laugh at someone who’s very attractive, I think. And normally those people don’t have a great personality anyway“. On what would happen if she eventually lost weight rebel said “I do have these dreams, like, ‘What if I just went to a health farm and lost 50 kilos? What would happen? Would it affect my career?’ But then I think, that’s never going to happen“.

Like others Hollywood actors that make us laugh  like 22 Jump Street’s Jonah Hill and The Hangover‘s Zack Galifinakis, Rebel also revealed that she would eventually like to move to dramatic roles as opposed to her more comedic roles. “I’ll have to go super dark when I go dark”. “You don’t want people to think, ‘Is this Fat Amy?’ 


We think Rebel is hilarious in her role as ‘Fat Amy’ in Pitch Perfect, but we also love Tina Fey, Amy Phoeler, Emma Stone, Mila Kunis and many more actresses who act in comedic roles.

BellaNaijarians, what do you think? Do plus-size comics make you laugh more?

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Ian Gaven

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  1. bruno

    January 28, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    no. ur size doesn’t matter when it comes to comedy.

    its so stereotypical, fat funny lady. making jokes about her weight. the joke gets old very quickly.


    January 28, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Comedy knows no size.

  3. pearl

    January 28, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    I love you Rebel, good actress

    • Anon

      January 28, 2015 at 11:04 pm


  4. nwa nna

    January 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    Feed the stereotype about plus size and then get upset when she’s stereotyped…

  5. Fizz

    January 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    Ask a blind person who he/she finds funnier between fat Amy and another slim comedian. Our eyes sha…

    Is it not content and delivery? Or do we not listen to words and observe body language anymore?

  6. Tosin

    January 29, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Maybe true.
    Kinda like gay men and musical performance.

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