Thursday night during the final episode of Jersey Shore (don’t worry, you can still get your fix from Snooki & Jwoww and Pauly D’s new show on E!) MTV ran a commercial for the 2013’s Movie Awards starring the host, Rebel Wilson! Move over, Russell Brand.
MTV Movie Awards
Rebel’s lightening wit has stolen movies like Bridesmaids, Bachelorette, and Pitch Perfect over the past few years, but she’s done being the side-character. The Australian-born actress-writer already has a few major projects up her sleeve: she’s developing a sitcom and a movie for herself. She told UK’s Metro: “I’d like to do more writing/performing rather than just come in as an actress.”
She also told a crazy story about why she ditched law school to go into acting. It involves hallucinations brought on by malaria:
That was really fun until I got malaria and almost died. When I was in the hospital the drugs made me lose my hearing and I started hallucinating for two weeks. All I can remember is this hallucination where I was an actress winning an Oscar at the Academy Awards and, instead of doing an acceptance speech, I did an acceptance rap. When I recovered I told people about it and said it was a sign and I was going to become an actress. Everyone thought I was nuts. I’d already got into law school and would have become a lawyer but I followed my gut instinct and enrolled in acting school.
Rebel took this premonition seriously, because she believed in Oprah:
I used to watch Oprah and she said: ‘If you get a whisper, you should listen to it,’ but this was a full-blown hallucination which lasted days. A lot of people would have thought it was stupid to act on something like that but it was so powerful I took it very seriously.
2013 MTV Movie Awards air Sunday April 14.