Rebel Wilson was interview by Collider.com. She talked about the movie, comedy, the importance of putting out a message that everyone should be comfortable in their own skin and more!
Check out some of the quotes:
Question: You have such a great solo in this.
REBEL WILSON: I had to really hold my core because I was standing up. I didn’t want to fall in the water ‘cause then it would take two hours to reset hair and make-up, and I’d have to do it all again.
What was it like to work with Adam Devine again, and develop the relationship between Fat Amy and Bumper even more?
WILSON: Adam and I have had a long history of making out. Actually, before you’d seen us in Pitch Perfect, I’d had a cameo on his show Workaholics. I didn’t even know him, but the very first scene we did, we made out and he felt me up. Weirdly, we’ve always had this strange chemistry. In the first movie, there was never any subplot that something was going on between us. Of the large ensemble cast, we were just the two that were both writers and improvisers, so we would just always make up this little stuff between us to try to get it in the movie. That developed into Kay Cannon writing the love storyline for us in the second movie, which is really cool. But a fun fact about that make-out sequence is that they noticed, after filming it, that my pants were actually a bit see-thru. So, a lot of the making out and rolling around on the ground had to be cut. We actually went for about seven minutes because we were going for an MTV Award Best Kiss. It’s all about the trophies! And it had to be majorly cut down because you could see my underwear through the see-thru pants.
You had to really up the level of stunts, this time around. What did you do to prepare?
WILSON: It was very physically demanding, this movie. The first one had a lot of high-energy choreography, but this one really was something else. For the aerial stunt sequence in the beginning, I trained for five weeks with my coach, who’s been in a large number of Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas. I didn’t think I’d be able to do it, but if I couldn’t do it, they couldn’t get a stunt double that’s my size that does it. They’re all skinny minnies. It was either I do it, or that wouldn’t be the opening of the movie. So, I chose to do it, even though I’m afraid of heights and not that flexible. I went for it, but it took five weeks. You have to bend your back in really strange ways and hang from your butt. It’s really tricky. Even if you just try hanging upside down, to hold it for more than 45 seconds, you really do have to train for it.
One of the best scenes in the movie is when you’re rubbing your confidence on Anna Kendrick. You’re obviously very confident, but have you always been that way?
WILSON: No, I was very shy, as a child, bordering on social disorder. I was very intellectual. I was lucky to be good at school work, but that didn’t make me the coolest. I remember reading somewhere where it said, “If you don’t change your personality by age 15, that’s the personality you’re going to be.” I was the girl who would get very red-faced, if I had to answer a question in class, or that kind of thing. And then, I thought, “You know what? I’ve just gotta get over myself. I can be like the other popular girls. I just need to push myself a little bit.” I just started doing debate in high school, or public speaking. I would literally force myself to do it, to get over my shyness. The good thing about being shy, as a child, is that you become very observant. Because you’re not actively participating, you’re sitting back watching everyone, and I think that’s really helped me, as an actress. I’m good at observing people, and then copying them for comic effect.
How was it to do the final singing competition in Copenhagen, Denmark?
WILSON: You know what? We didn’t actually go to Copenhagen for the World Championships. That’s movie magic. We actually were in New Orleans French Quarter to do the scene when we arrived in Denmark, and the outdoor finale was actually shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 110-degree heat. We shot a whole week of that, and I lost 10 pounds in sweat, just in that week, because we did the routine about a hundred times, and it was about a four-minute routine. I was sweatin’ like a bush pig that day. It was bad. It was really bad. They had huge industrial fans that were handheld, and they would just come and blow you with them, after the routine, so your make-up wouldn’t go away.