Wilson, Rebel Olivia Newton-John Taught Me About Health Long Before I Ever Thought About Losing Weight
Rebel Wilson recalled how the iconic Olivia Newton-John, a fervent advocate for breast cancer awareness, taught her about fitness before she began her 2020 weight loss journey.
Wilson, 42, wrote on Newton-Instagram John’s account in a tribute to the musician who passed away on Monday at the age of 73: “You attempted to teach me about health years before I realized it was real.” Getting to know you, Olivia, was such a delight. You were very kind to me. “
The “Pitch Perfect” actress is also considered the “Grease” actress who portrayed her mother in their 2011 comedy “A Few Best Men.”
The fact that you were the most stunning woman on the inside and out made it an amazing privilege to play your daughter in A Few Best Men. You truly represent Australia.
Wilson, like Newton-John, is an Australian. When I was a small child, seeing you in the blockbuster Hollywood movie Grease with your native accent really contributed to my notion that an Australian girl could appear in major international musicals.
Wilson claimed that the fact that Newton-John, who fought breast cancer for 30 years, inspired her to do so, inspired her to audition for a role in the “Grease” performance at her high school when she was 15 years old.
She also reflected on the chance she had to meet her idol decades later. Wilson announced in 2020 that she would start a year of wellness, and she eventually achieved a complete physical transformation.
The “Isn’t It Romantic” actress admitted that she used to eat 3,000 calories per day before changing to a high-protein diet. She worked out with a personal trainer as well.
Wilson disclosed in July 2021 that she had shed an incredible 65 pounds to increase her chances of getting pregnant after admitting to experiencing reproductive issues a few months earlier.