Rebel Wilson, the 42-year-old actress and comedian, recently graced the red carpet in a gorgeous custom-made emerald green sequined off-the-shoulder gown at the premiere of her new Netflix comedy flick, Senior Year. Extra magazine caught up with her to talk about the film.
Rebel Wilson really killed that Britney Spears sequence in Senior Year
They talked about whether Britney Spears has watched the scene where Wilson transforms herself into the icon popstar’s look from her music video “(You Drive Me) Crazy” yet. “I don’t know. The only person I care about their review of this film is Britney Spears herself, so, Britney, I hope you check it out this weekend on Netflix and just let me know! Like, hit me up on the DMs… because we really are paying homage to you and we hope you enjoy it,” replied the “Pitch Perfect” actress.
However, it turns out that she did not personally seek permission from the singer to recreate that look. “I didn’t personally talk to her. It was through her label, but I’m really glad that she agreed that we could do it in the film,” she claimed.
How was her experience shooting the film?
Apparently, rebel Wilson had a “blast” shooting for Senior Year in Atlanta. “I got to hang out with Justin, do comedy scenes — it wasn’t even work,” she said. Justin Hartley who co-stars in the movie was also present at the premiere. “I showed up for like three weeks or whatever it was and acted like a complete jackass in front of these comedic geniuses and just sort of learned and watched and kind of went to school,” he said.
When asked what they would tell their younger selves, Rebel said, “I would say just don’t stress too much. One of the messages of the film is that high school doesn’t define you and just be your real, authentic self.”
Her aspirations for the future
People magazine also had a chat with Rebel Wilson at the premiere of Senior Year. Speaking to People, Rebel talked about her childhood dream of winning an Oscar. “I definitely want to win an Oscar,” she said. “I think comedy doesn’t get respected in the same way, so it’s not going to be for Senior Year, but maybe for one of my dramatic movies coming up. That’s definitely a big goal of mine,” she added.
The Jojo Rabbit actress also talked about her producing career with People. “Producing-wise, I just love producing stuff that has really positive messages or something to say,” she said. “I’m so proud of Senior Year, of its inclusivity message and it’s a message about … high school doesn’t define you and it can just go on,” she continued. “But gosh, there’s so many goals to go. But the biggest would be to win an Oscar, I think,” she added.