Rebel Wilson wrote to Absolutely Fabulous creator Jennifer Saunders and requested a role in the highly anticipated upcoming movie
Ask and you shall receive, Rebel Wilson.
The news comes nearly a year after the show’s star and creator Jennifer Saunders revealed that Wilson had written her asking for a spot in the big screen adaptation of the revered British sitcom.
“She’s in it! She wrote to me and said ‘can I be in it please?’ ” Saunders revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show back in February.
Confirming the reports for herself this week, Wilson captioned, “Now that the not-so-secret is out, I guess it’s okay to post this from my ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS day on set this week on the AB FAB movie. Was wonderful to work with Jen & Joanna, total legends X #sweetie #darling #July2016.”
For the uninitiated, Absolutely Fabulous is a beloved BBC television sitcom created in 1992 by Saunders and Dawn French. Saunders stars as the hard-partying PR agent Edina Monsoon, who’s made it her mission to uncover the latest (and strangest) fashion fads in a desperate attempt to stay relevant. Patsy Stone, her even harder partying magazine editor friend (played by Joanna Lumley), costars as her partner-in-crime.
The movie has been in the works for years, with Saunders explaining on ITV talk show Loose Women, “I think I didn’t do it for a while because I just thought, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be awful if it was awful?’ ”
For fans of the series, Saunders added, “All the main characters and virtually everyone who’s ever been in the series” will be making an appearance. She also revealed the script finally came to fruition after French publicly bet that Saunders wouldn’t finish a draft by the end of the year. Saunders presented the first copy to French on New Years Eve.
The film’s storyline is still a mystery, with Saunders quipping, “There is a plot, and that’s a miracle.”