Rebel Wilson has claimed a male co-star once asked her to ‘put her finger up his a**e’ in shocking incident.
The actress, 40, spoke candidly about her experiences of sexual harassment as she reflected on the #MeToo movement with Ant Middleton in a forthcoming episode of his show Straight Talking.
Detailing the incident, Rebel said the actor, who she did not wish to name, asked her to do the act while his friends watched and had their phones out to record her reaction.
Candid: Rebel Wilson claimed a male co-star asked her to ‘put her finger up his a**e’ as his friends watched in a shocking incident in a discussion with Ant Middleton to air on Thursday
Rebel discussed two incidents of sexual harassment with Ant, the first of which was with a filmmaker as she said: ‘One was with a director in a hotel room, but nothing happened because, (this was in Australia), his wife called abusing him saying he was trying to sleep with me.’
Of her run-in with her male co-star, the Pitch Perfect star added he ‘asked me to put my finger up his a**e.
‘Then he pulled down his pants and I was a bit entrapped in a room,’ she explained, as she detailed how he and his friends harassed her.
Shocking: Detailing the incident, Rebel said the actor, who she did not wish to name, asked her to do the act while his friends watched and had their phones out to record her reaction
Ant asked if she reported him at the time, she said: ‘I called my agent immediately and said this happened. We made an official complaint to the studio.
‘But I’m such a professional that I was like, well I’m still going to continue with the job. Which now I might not have.’
She then claimed: ‘Things that happened to me aren’t that severe, but I’m still scared of naming the people.’
Sexual harassment: Rebel said after the incident she immediately told her agent and made a formal complaint, but continued to work on the film which she said ‘now I might not have’
During the show, Rebel also claimed her staggering 40lbs weight loss was sparked by 20 years of self-loathing.
The Pitch Perfect actress told Ant she felt ‘so sad for herself’ she allowed her unhappiness to manifest for two decades and admits she’s now found contentment for the first time since her teens – and wants to become a mum.
However, the Australian star believes the backlash her dramatic weight loss has received is sexist, claiming a male actor would be ‘given an Oscar’, rather than trolling, for transforming their body.
Opening up: During the show, Rebel also claimed her staggering 40lbs weight loss was sparked by 20 years of self-loathing
Rebel said: ‘I wasn’t loving myself in the way that I should from 20 to 40 – that’s 20 years. I feel so sad that I did that to myself, just not loving yourself in the right way.’
Speaking to Ant in his Sky One series, which sees the pair take on a journey of discovery in Mexico, Rebel got emotional when explaining why she can’t fully celebrate her new figure.
She said: ‘It’s hard because I was so self-confident and don’t want to project a message to people that girls can’t be happy with themselves at bigger, plus sizes, because I was living the life.’
Rebel has documented her lifestyle overhaul on social media over the past year, revealing her fitness, diet and motivational secrets.
Candid: The Pitch Perfect actress told Ant she felt ‘so sad for herself’ she allowed her unhappiness to manifest for two decades
But her new slender frame hasn’t been accepted by all. Indeed, Rebel admits the trolling she’s received has been hard to take.
She explains: ‘People go “you’re not the same, you’re not funny anymore”, and I’m like, “screw you guys”.
After host Ant, 40, points out US actor Matthew McConaughey was lauded for losing 3.5 stone for his role in 2013 movie Dallas Buyers club,
Rebel replied: ‘Yeah, and they’re like “give him an Oscar”. But when women do it, it’s like “how dare she?” Or “she’s trying to get a man.”
Blue beauty! Last August, Rebel showed off her slimmed down physique in a tight blue wrap dress on Instagram (left). Pictured on the right in May 2019
Rebel began to put on weight when she was approaching her 20s, admitting she added 25 kilos when she went to college.
She was diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), which triggers issues with hormonal imbalances and metabolism, and Rebel says her condition coupled with an unhealthy diet and ‘comfort and emotional eating’ meant she would struggle to keep off the pounds.
Rebel explains: ‘I’d eat with any emotion. If I was stressed or had exams coming up.
‘But then I’d also eat if I was really happy, like I went out on an awesome night and had a great time.
‘Other people would just go home and go to bed but I’ll be like “what am I going to do? I’ll just eat these chips and then go to bed”.’
She says learning calorific meals were not ‘treats’ was a big part of her weight-loss journey.
‘What I realise is that, it wasn’t treating myself eating 2,000 calories for dessert, that’s not treating myself, that is putting toxins in my body that I don’t need. Is it momentary comfort? Yes. But the next hour it’s fat and it’s not healthy for you.’
Ant Middleton & Rebel Wilson: Straight Talking will be available on Sky One and streaming service Now TV on January 14.
Honest: She says: ‘It’s hard because I don’t want to project a message to people that girls can’t be happy with themselves at bigger, plus sizes, because I was living the life’