Rebel Wilson: Hallucinations turned me to acting
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 February 2016
'Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson has revealed she pursued a career in acting after she fell ill with malaria and had vivid hallucinations that she was a Hollywood star
Rebel Wilson pursued a career in film after she hallucinated that she was an actress.
The 30-year-old star has revealed that she discovered acting was her calling when she became seriously ill with malaria during a trip to Africa, and experienced life-changing dreams.
She said: "After I caught malaria during a gap year in Africa, I was so ill I hallucinated that I was an actress. Afterwards, I watched Oprah every day and she always said, 'If something keeps telling you to do something, you must do it. 'I took that as a sign i was going to be an actress. No one thought that would be a career path for me but, guess what: it worked out!"
Nowadays Rebel - who rose to fame after a run of hilarious performances in comedy films such as 'Bridesmaids' and 'Pitch Perfect' - is delighted to have found friends in Hollywood, like actress Anna Kendrick.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, the Australian actress shared: "I'm so lucky I got to do all the scenes with Anna for 'Pitch Perfect'. I'm lucky to call her a friend in and out of work. She's just as funny in real life."