Remember when Rebel Wilson was in hot water for “lying” about her age? Yeah, I know, what a SHOCKER- an ACTOR, lying about their AGE? Anyhow, it was. And the girl addressed it again in a recent interview, just to set the record straight:
The How To Be Single star says she “doesn’t have skeletons in her closet,” even though Woman’s Day magazine revealed back in May that the Pitch Perfect actress’ real name is Melanie Bownds and that she is actually 35-years-old, when she’s been saying she was named Rebel and that she’s 29. AWKWARD.
However, Rebel’s claiming her age wasn’t really a secret and that the whole thing is like, NBD, so everyone chill:
“If I was guilty of something which, I mean, I don’t really have any skeletons in my closet — which is why it’s quite hard for people to write bad stuff about me. You know, I don’t have a drug addiction, or secret child. But I think, when I did go to America, I kind of just stopped saying my age.”
“It’s Hollywood, come on, people. The reality is, when you work in America, you have to show your passport and your visa for every single job, so it’s not like you can hide how old you are.
So for the press to do a story that I was deliberately, you know, lying or whatever… No, I was just being a lady and not telling my age when I moved to America. And that’s not really a crime. Also, most actresses do that. Most women do that.”
True, but what about the name thing?
Do you think Rebel’s just being ladylike, or was she deliberately trying to hide some personal info to appear more commercially appealing?