But her career in Hollywood didn’t come easy, and she struggled for 12 months before making enough money to live comfortably.
Speaking to 2Day FM’s
‘I lived on $60 a week!’ Rebel Wilson has revealed she ‘survived on corn chips and guacamole’ during her difficult first year in Hollywood. Pictured on February 11, 2019 in Los Angeles
‘When I first moved to the States, I had to sell everything that I owned: my car, my computer, my apartment, everything. And I came with one suitcase, a doona [duvet] and a pillow,’ Rebel explained.
‘And I actually lived on… well I paid for a furnished apartment so I had somewhere to stay, but I lived on $60 a week, which is not much.
‘I’d go to this supermarket called Trader Joe’s and get corn chips and stuff and I was surviving on corn chips and guacamole.’
Rags to riches: Rebel said, ‘When I first moved to the States, I had to sell everything that I owned: my car, my computer, my apartment, everything’
The waiting game! Rebel’s first year in Hollywood was tricky because she’d filmed her breakout role in Bridesmaids but had to wait several months for it to be released
Rebel’s first year in Hollywood was tricky because she’d filmed her breakout role in Bridesmaids but had to wait several months for it to be released.
So during that time in-between production finishing and Bridesmaids hitting cinemas, nobody knew who she was and she didn’t have a profile to build on.
Meanwhile, Rebel was back in Sydney recently filming ABC’s new 10-part drama Les Norton.
A-lister: Rebel stars along with Anne Hathaway in the upcoming film, The Hustle (pictured)
She told Grant, Ed & Ash that during her time back in Australia she became obsessed with the reality show Married At First Sight.
‘Can I just say, I love that show so much! I watch every single episode,’ she said.
‘Oh my God, I got obsessed, when I was down there filming Les Norton, I couldn’t leave Australia until that final episode because I wanted to see what happened with Jess [Power]. I had to wait and then I flew out the next morning after the finale.’
‘Oh my God, I got obsessed’: Meanwhile, Rebel also told 2Day FM’s Grant, Ed & Ash that she became ‘obsessed’ with Married At First Sight while in Sydney earlier this year