For many who found themselves in a movie theater on Valentine’s Day watching a film called Isn’t It Romantic they witnessed a unique experience. The film starred Aussie sensation Rebel Wilson in her first leading lady role.
In many cases, the film featured a trailer for Wilson’s upcoming film The Hustle. The close proximity of the two films is only one part of Wilson’s very successful 2019. Many celebrities out there have had a banner year before, and so far 2019 is shaping up to be Wilson’s.
A banner year is usually comprised of a lot of appearances by a certain actress or actor on the silver screen. They happen to feature in films that are released closely together. In Wilson’s case, the films are her first production as a true headliner, a remake of a comedy classic, and finally the film version of a much loved Broadway classic. The first, Isn’t It Romantic, is already in theaters and has done well for itself.
The film follows Wilson as she plays the role of Natalie, a jaded architect who has given up on romantic comedies. After a tussle with a would-be thief, Natalie wakes up in one of the romantic comedies she has grown to despise.
The play within the play format of Isn’t It Romantic allows its creators to skewer traditional rom coms mercilessly. They pulled out all the stops in lampooning every rom-com stock feature. All of it set the backdrop of Wilson’s hilariously self-aware Natalie. Read more: Pitch Perfect Star Rebel Wilson Talks Clothing Line Secrets | Today and Rebel Wilson on Winning Battles Producing Films | Vogue
The Hustle, which is a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, features Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway. Hathaway will be playing the Michael Caine role and Wilson will be holding down the Steve Martin roll. As a female lead version of a Hollywood classic, The Hustle is an example of better parts being created for actresses. Wilson, who has advocated for more juicy roles for actresses, not only gets to star in another hilarious comedy but promote her standpoint as well. Read more:
Finally, we have Cats. Cats is an Andrew Lloyd Webber classic that many people love. The film version slated to come out in late December has already become a very anticipated feature.
People are excited at the prospect of seeing another live-action musical put on the silver screen, but they are also excited by the star power the movie promotes. Big names fill the cast list of Cats and Rebel Wilson’s is among them. She will be playing the character of Jennyanydots.
Wilson’s rising star is a testament to her hard work and unique style. Wilson has always been a go-getter and the three movies she’s headlining in 2019 are a reward for work well done. Hopefully, this is just the beginning for Wilson and more will be on the way for 2020.
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