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Rebel Wilson talks about her weight loss while hosting BAFTAs

Rebel Wilson talks about her weight loss while hosting BAFTAs

The actress joked about the reason for her weight loss while hosting the BAFTAs.
14 March 2022 11:23AM

Rebel Wilson joked about her weight-loss as she opened the BAFTAs on Sunday (13.03.22).

The 42-year-old actress has lost five-and-a-half stone since she last appeared at the awards show in 2020, and Rebel joked during her opening monologue that she'd embarked on a fitness drive in order to impress 'The Batman' star Robert Pattinson.

Speaking on-stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Rebel quipped: "I look a bit different from when you last saw me. It's been two years since you saw me and I've done quite a transformation. I've lost quite a lot of weight ... I did it to get the attention of Robert Pattinson! You know what they say, once you go Bat, you don't go back!"

The 'Pitch Perfect' actress joked that her weight-loss efforts will help her to get more work in Hollywood.

Rebel added: "I'm joking. I didn't lose it for a guy - I lost it to get more acting work."

The movie star suggested that by losing weight, she'd also improved her chances of starring in an Adam Sandler film.

The opening of the awards ceremony featured a stunning rendition of 'Diamonds Are Forever' by Dame Shirley Bassey.

The performance celebrated the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise and Rebel made a tongue-in-cheek remark about the British spy.

She said: "We wanted to open the show with a Bond number because Bond is turning 60. And his girlfriends are turning 25."

The most-recent Bond movie, 'No Time to Die', marked Daniel Craig's final appearance as 007, and Rebel looked forward to the future of the franchise, suggesting that the 54-year-old actor should be replaced by a female star.

Rebel drew a link between Bond and her Australian roots, too.

Joking about taking on the role herself, Rebel said: "It's not going to change things that much to have a female James Bond. Bond goes to Australia. Die Another G'Day."

Bang Showbiz