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Rebel Wilson says hallucinations and Oprah turned her to acting

2016-02-03 14:03

Los Angeles - Rebel Wilson pursued a career in film after she hallucinated that she was an actress. 

The 30-year-old star has revealed that she discovered acting was her calling when she became seriously ill with malaria during a trip to Africa, and experienced life-changing dreams.

She said: "After I caught malaria during a gap year in Africa, I was so ill I hallucinated that I was an actress. Afterwards, I watched Oprah every day and she always said, 'If something keeps telling you to do something, you must do it. 'I took that as a sign i was going to be an actress. No one thought that would be a career path for me but, guess what: it worked out!"

Nowadays Rebel - who rose to fame after a run of hilarious performances in comedy films such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect - is delighted to have found friends in Hollywood, like actress Anna Kendrick.

In an interview with Glamour magazine, the Australian actress shared: "I'm so lucky I got to do all the scenes with Anna for Pitch Perfect.

I'm lucky to call her a friend in and out of work. She's just as funny in real life."

Rebel can be seen in the movie, How To Be Single which hits cinemas  in February.

Watch the trailer here:

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