- Title: Rebel Wilson makes West End debut in 'Guys and Dolls'
- Date: 4th July 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 23, 2016) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTRESS, REBEL WILSON, SAYING: "But for us being from Australia, when I first came over I was 21 as a student and I saw all the shows and I was like 'how do these people even do this?' and they do it so many times a week. I don't know it's just so kind of magical."
- Embargoed: 18th July 2016 13:21
- Keywords: Comedy London Theatre Guys and Dolls Actress Rebel Wilson
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATION
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK / UNIDENTIFIED FILM LOCATION
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Theater
- Reuters ID: LVA0044P9U6A5
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Having made audiences laugh in movies such as "Bridesmaids" and "Pitch Perfect", Australian comedienne Rebel Wilson now sets her sights on the London stage, making her West End debut in musical "Guys and Dolls".
The 36-year old plays club singer Miss Adelaide in an eight-week run in the latest revival of the famed 1950s Broadway show.
"So I got the offer to be in the show and I was like, '...ok, yeah'. It was kind of like a definite yes just because I've never done a West End show before and I've always really wanted to," Wilson told Reuters in an interview.
"Miss Adelaide is such an iconic role and so I thought it would definitely be a challenge because I've never done the eight-show-a-week schedule but I was just really excited."
Wilson, whose character Fat Amy is known for her wild antics in musical film "Pitch Perfect" and its sequel, said many people were not familiar with her theatre background, having trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People.
"Most people don't know, they're like 'yeah Rebel's just like come up in 'Bridesmaids' or 'Pitch Perfect' ... and a lot of people think ... you are those characters because they've seen them a lot," she said.
"But what they don't know is that I trained in theatre school in Australia and did like a lot of productions."
Wilson took to the stage at London's Phoenix Theatre last week and will appear in the show until August. After that, she said would film "Pitch Perfect 3", set for release next year.
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