The Australian-born funny girl stole her scenes in Bridesmaids , Pitch Perfect and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Now Wilson, 35, has the co-starring role opposite Dakota Johnson(Fifty Shades of Grey) in How to Be Single, in theaters Feb. 12.
How is Single more than a girls-just-wannahave-fun movie? It's not a romantic comedy where the girls are just searching for the right guy. It's the opposite of that. They're enjoying their time being single and living it up in New York City.
Your character, Robin, seems to have the dating thing down. How would you compare her style to yours? I like going out and having a fun time, but Robin does it every night. She's also kind of a functioning alcoholic, which I'm not. In the film, I'm getting smashed every night and having one-night stands. I'm more conservative — I would say much more classy.
Is there Pitch Perfect 3 in your future? Definitely. We're filming that in the middle of 2016. It's crazy that our little musical theater lovefest turned into a huge franchise.
Your initial goal in coming to America was to land a film role. That's done. What's your new goal? I definitely want to win an Oscar. I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon because they don't really treat comedies in the same way as they treat dramatic roles, and the right dramatic role hasn't come along yet. At the moment, I'm developing comedy films to headline. I'd love to be the No. 1 female in box office in comedy feature films.
Wilson can sing — but why doesn't she want to record an album? Go to Parade.com/rebelwilson to find out.
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