Rebel Wilson says Hollywood beauty standards are "unrealistic"

By Dan Wakeford and Gillian Telling
February 14, 2019 02:36 PM
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Isn’t It Romantic star Rebel Wilson is opening up about how she’s looking for love again—but says it isn’t all that easy finding it in Los Angeles.

“L.A. is a bit of a challenge,” the Australian actress and romantic comedy star, 39 admits. “I remember when we shot Pitch Perfect 3 in Atlanta. Boy, was I popular there! I should move to a city like Atlanta. I was considered a 10 there.” She adds, “Not to say the people in Atlanta aren’t good looking. But Hollywood’s beauty standards are very unrealistic.”

Wilson goes on to say how proud she is of her new film (which opens Feb. 14), because she grew up watching romantic comedies starring women who were “so brilliantly attractive” that she couldn’t relate.

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“I think the good thing about Isn’t It Romantic is that I am representing real women as a romantic lead and it’s really refreshing,” she says. “Seventy percent of American women are plus-size. Which is considered Size 14 and over. I am actually the average for an American woman, which is 16-18 yet in representation in films…it’s less than 1 percent where you see plus-size girl starring in a film.”

As for her new dating ventures (the star says she using dating app Raya), she says she finds strength really attractive.

“I look for someone who is physically bigger than me,” Wilson says. “It makes you feel more feminine. If I feel like I’m going to crush a guy in a cage fight, then they are probably not the guy for me,” she says with a laugh.

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But other than brawn, Wilson says she really just wants to meet someone who is generous and nice.

“It’s wanting someone who is kind person,” she says. “I’ve been so lucky to create this awesome life for myself that I want to find that person to share it with. It can be a roller coaster being in the public eye, so I guess I [really just want] genuine niceness and supportiveness.”