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Rebel Wilson Reveals She Has Weight Loss Haters On Her Own Team

Her fans have shown their support, but Wilson received pushback from management about her weight loss.

Rebel Wilson has undeniably had an incredible year for herself. Not only is she the star of a new film being released in 2022 and a first-time children's book author, but she is also entering into the new year with an entirely new mindset on living a healthy life.

Back in 2020, the Australian star set out to lose weight and change her life around. Now, over 75 pounds down, the actress is continually wowing her Instagram followers with her new look. But for Wilson, her transformation was more about her health than her outward appearance.

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Wilson recently said (via the Daily Telegraph) that, "it's not about being a certain size or body weight or anything…it's just about loving yourself and loving the journey that you're on."

And even though fans have shown their love and support for Wilson's life change, she's had unexpected pushback as well.

In a recent interview with CNN, Wilson shared about those who weren't as understanding of her decision to get healthy.

"I got a lot of pushback from people on my own team, actually, here in Hollywood," she said in the interview.

When Wilson initially shared her plans with her management team, they expressed confusion behind her decision.

"When I said 'okay I'm gonna do this year of health…I feel like I'm really gonna physically transform and change my life,'" said Wilson. "They were like, 'why? Why would you wanna do that?'"

Her management team's pushback is most likely due to the fact that she built her career on playing larger characters.

"I was earning millions of dollars being, you know, the funny fat girl," she said.

In the end, Wilson knew that her health was on the line, so she chose to set out on her weight loss journey.

"I knew deep down inside some of the emotional eating behaviors I was doing were not healthy," she told CNN.

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