Rebel Wilson loved Absolutely Fabulous

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 June 2016
Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson used to watch episodes of 'Absolutely Fabulous' instead of working when she was a teenager

Rebel Wilson used to watch 'Absolutely Fabulous' instead of working.

The 36-year-old Australian actress is thrilled to have landed a role in the upcoming movie - which stars Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley - because she was such a big fan of the British sit-com when she was younger.

In an interview with Britain's Marie Claire magazine, she said: "When I was a teenager, I was working in a video shop and I'd put on 'Ab Fab' instead of working.

"Jennifer Saunders was the first woman I ever saw on TV who wrote and performed her own material. I'd never seen a woman do that before."

Rebel recently appeared opposite Sacha Baron Cohen in 'Grimsby' and admitted a body double was used for her nude scenes as she had a clause in her contract stipulating that she wouldn't strip.

However, her co-star still tried to persuade her that she could do the raunchy scenes if she wanted.

She recalled: "They got in another girl - this larger burlesque dancer from South Africa - to be a nude double. And they got her to do all this stuff. Sacha would go, 'See, she looks good.' I'm like 'I'm not doing it. I don't care what you say."

But she did reveal she would do it for an Oscar and added: "You want to know that the people [behind the camera] have a certain sensibility and decency. And a lot of times in comedy they're not those people."

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