Despite Hollywood's overwhelming pressure for actresses to adhere to a certain level of 'thinness,' Rebel Wilson claims she's never been told to shed the pounds. In fact, she's been told quite the opposite.
In a promotional interview for her upcoming comedy How to Be Single, which hits theaters Feb 12th, Wilson took the opportunity to talk about her second clothing line for Torrid. In a similar approach to Melissa McCarthy, Wilson's designs aim to provide stylish, trend savvy clothing for plus sized women.
When asked who her ideal customer would be, she replied,
"I'm trying to think. Why is Rosie O'Donnell coming into my head? That's not the right answer. I don't know. My clothes are for all the girls out there who are plus-size and just want something cute to wear for the weekend or for work."
Wilson later revealed that she's actively been told to not lose weight because it would confuse Hollywood's categorizing system, insinuating that being somewhere in the middle of 'skinny' and 'fat' would be career damaging.
"You know what? People say, 'Don't lose weight. You don't want to be in that weird range of are you skinny or are you fat? Because how do you class yourself then? Weirdly, a lot of people say don't. But then I guess when you're doing movies with actresses who are super skinny and whatever and you got to do a photo shoot side by side…then you notice you're twice the weight they are."
"But for me, it's just about being comfortable in your own skin. You never want to be like too unhealthy because that's bad. But you just want to be comfortable with who you are, whatever your size."
Wilson's fashion line for Torrid lands in stores Feb 2nd.