Rebel Wilson says idea only gay actors can play gay roles is ‘total nonsense’

Rebel Wilson in an interview with Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs talked about gay actors and her relationship with Ramona Agruma.

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Wilson on Desert Island Discs

Rebel Wilson and gay actors argument

Australian actress Rebel Wilson said in an interview that “only straight actors can play straight roles and gay actors can play gay roles” is “total nonsense”. Pitch Perfect star asked whether women can get away with different jokes compared to men.

Wilson said, ““I’ve definitely said a lot of edgy jokes, and said them sometimes in very public places like the Baftas” “Yeah I don’t think there’s a different standard, it’s more this thing about – if you are something then now you’re allowed to joke about it.” “So say, if you are overweight, you can say jokes. But if you’re not (you can’t) that’s kind of what’s currently happening. So it’s not really gendered.”

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When asked from the prism of good or bad, She said, ” think that’s hard. It’s going into this territory of like saying, ‘Well, only straight actors can play straight roles, and gay actors can play gay roles’, which I think is total nonsense.”

“I think you should be able to play any role that you want. But I always think, in comedy, your job is to always flirt with that line of what’s acceptable.” “Sometimes you do step over it, but at the end of the day, you are trying to entertain people.” She further added, “If people are just always being safe and protective, you’re not going to get good comedy from that.”

Rebel Wilson and Ramona Agruma

rebel wilson and ramona agruma kiss

The Hustle actress, Wilson last year proposed her long time partner Ramona Agruma in Disneyland and answered couple of questions about her relationship with Ramona.

On leaving their families, Bridesmaids star said, “I’m lucky in my case, even though I come from a very conservative background, it went very, very well…My grandparents who are in their 90s, just so chilled and cool with it.”

“Ramona’s family, not as much. Her mum has luckily come around now, her father still doesn’t talk to her, but we’re hoping that will change.”

Wilson and her Surrogacy Journey

Actress Wilson said in a statement that she had been in surrogate process when she met Ramona Agruma. She told her about this in just three months into their relationship. Wilson said, “I’d already been planning to use a surrogate to have a child and I’d done several rounds of IVF and I had one embryo transfer, which sadly didn’t work.”

“Almost right at meeting Ramona, I was planning on the second embryo transfer and I was like, ‘Babe I don’t know how to tell you this, but I’m going to have a child kind of around November’.”

She further said, “Ramona just looked at me and said, ‘Well, I love you and if you have a child, I’m going to love your child exactly the same way’.”


who is Rebel Wilson related to?

Rebel Wilson is an 44-year-old Australian actress who worked in movies like Pitch Perfect, The Hustle, Bridesmaids etc. According to her family tree, She is related to Walt Disney as she is the distant relative of Lillian Disney who married Walt Disney back in 1966.

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