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Not even Google knows how old Rebel Wilson is (the search engine is covering their bases by listing her age as both 36 and 29).
And more importantly, neither do we. Upon the release of the second installment of the aca-awesome blockbuster Pitch Perfect, Rebel Wilson is facing some unwanted attention for her age, because no one knows what it is.
The Bridesmaids breakout star has confirmed her age as 29-years-old several times over the years. Also the name "Rebel" might be a lie. Wilson’s birth name might be Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, despite the fact that she has previously confirmed her birth name as Rebel in interviews with Ellen DeGeneres and Jimmy Fallon.
A former classmate from Wilson’s school days has revealed, “I studied with Rebel at Tara Anglican School for Girls in North Parramatta, Sydney. But no one knew of a Rebel Wilson. Her name is – or was – Melanie Elizabeth Bownds, and she’s 36.”
As a young actress (yes Hollywood, 36 is still young), Rebel Wilson came to America from her native Australia to pursue an acting career, but most likely got caught up in the pressure to be young, pretty, and cast-able for movies.
So even though Rebel Wilson fibbed about her age, it’s maybe safe to say that fellow actresses would defend her decision. Because if we’re relating Rebel Wilson’s reasoning back to what just happened with Maggie Gyllenhaal (being told she's too old to play a 55-year-old man's love interest), her time in Hollywood is running out to be relevant and desirable for films.
No matter how old or what her real name is, Rebel Wilson is funny and so is her response to the age/name allegations.
Okay but all jokes aside now...my real name is Fat Patricia x— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) May 18, 2015
OMG I'm actually a 100 year old mermaid formerly known as "CC Chalice" ....thanks shady Australian press for your tall poppy syndrome x— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) May 18, 2015