Rebel Wilson worked up a sweat for her role in the new “Cats” film, and dropped weight as a result.
“I lost eight pounds, shooting my number, in four days,” Wilson told “Entertainment Tonight” on Thursday. “One, because there’s a lot of physicality… but also, they heated up the set very high, to almost 100 Fahrenheit, so that we could never cool down.”
Rebel, 39, said she was tasked with keeping up with the “best dancers in the whole world” for the musical film because the pros “can’t cool their muscles down or they could get an injury and they’d be out of the film.”
“So they’d heat up the set like a sauna so we would never cool down, but made it pretty uncomfortable,” she continued.
The star has always been a role model for body positivity in Hollywood.
Earlier this year, she launched her own clothing line, Rebel Wilson x Angels, for sizes 14 to 24.
I remember I didnt even go to a friends wedding in my 20s because I didnt know where to buy a dress in my size, she said in April, adding that since being in Hollywood her perspective has changed.
She said, “I find that I impart a lot of my knowledge, especially to plus-size girls.”