‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Pitch Perfect’ star and body positivity advocate Rebel Wilson will host the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on March 13.
The Australian actress, who has been living and working in Hollywood for more than a decade, “stole the show” at the 2020 BAFTAs, recalls ‘Variety’.
In her “joke-filled speech” presenting the award for best direction, Rebel Wilson managed to mention Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, the coronavirus (then still a conceptual threat), the lack of goodie bags, ‘Cats’ ( in which she had starred) and the absence of women nominated for best direction.
That was before Rebel Wilson, best remembered for her character “Fat Amy” on “Pitch Perfect,” lost 60 pounds last year.
The 2020 BAFTAs took place semi-virtually and were hosted by UK presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.
“I see the exceptional and daring talent nominated in this category and I don’t think I can do what they do,” Wilson said of the all-male nominees. “Honestly, I just don’t have the b***s.”
Reacting to the announcement that she was going to host the BAFTAs, Wilson said with characteristic humour: “I am very honored to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where covid will no longer exist because clearly there will be. been cancelled. then.”
Rebel Wilson added: “It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t want to put pressure on this, I know I’m not going to be funny because I’m not fat anymore. And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat’ with my nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can’t break a sweat…or offend people because of my adorable Aussie accent.”
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