ByKarly Rayner, writer at
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Karly Rayner

Adele has blasted rumors that Rebel Wilson will play her in an upcoming movie during one of her live shows and claimed that just being "plus sized" isn't qualification enough to portray her on screen.

Australian actor Rebel Wilson is rumored to want to step into Adele's bedazzled shoes to prove that she can be a serious actor as well as a comedy star, according to The Daily Star, a friend of the 36-year old claimed:

"Rebel has always wanted to prove she can cut it as a serious actress.This is going to be a huge challenge for her because Adele is a legend at the peak of her popularity. Rebel can't match Adele's vocal talents but she can certainly sing. And, with a little technical wizardry, she'll sound just like her in the movie."

Rebel wants to prove she is more than a comedy star
Rebel wants to prove she is more than a comedy star

Adele however is not so keen on the idea that one of the only well known plus-sized actors will play her due to a vague similarity in size alone. While speaking about the rumors about Wilson possibly portraying her to a sold out London show, Adele joked:

"They need my f***ing permission
Adele on stage in London
Adele on stage in London

Before going on to hint that any possible actor should have more in common with her instead of just size. Adele said:

"Just because I'm plus-sized doesn't mean she's playing me."

Although Adele didn't confirm or deny the rumors, I find it much easier to envision a total unknown Brit stepping up to portray the legend on screen as opposed to an Aussie attempting her distinctive accent, but I guess we will have to watch this space.

Who do you think would be the ideal actor to play Adele?

(Source: The Daily Mail)


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