Rebel Wilson Speaks Out Against Sacha Baron Cohen’s Fat-Shaming Incident

Actress Rebel Wilson opens up about her regret of not standing up to Sacha Baron Cohen for the alleged fat-shaming treatment she faced while working together on the 2016 film Grimsby. In a recent interview on Desert Island Discs, Wilson expressed her feelings of being humiliated and degraded during the filming process.

Wilson, known for her roles in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, shared her experience of feeling pressured into a nude scene and wearing unflattering clothes by Baron Cohen. Despite reporting the incidents at the time, Wilson felt she lacked the self-esteem to walk away from the situation.

Baron Cohen, who has denied all claims made by Wilson, co-wrote and produced the film where he played a football hooligan alongside Wilson’s character. The actress now reflects on her decision to speak out about the ordeal, hoping to release the shame she carried from the experience.

Tune in to Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 today at 10am to hear more about Rebel Wilson’s journey towards self-empowerment and overcoming fat-shaming in the entertainment industry.