Rebel Wilson is 35, not 29; she says she’s a 100-year-old mermaid
Aca-scuse me? Rebel Wilson is 35 not 29, according to reports published Wednesday.
The “Pitch Perfect 2" star has been mired in controversy over her real age and name since Monday, when the Australian tabloid Woman’s Day alleged that she took liberties with the identifying facts.
Seems as though the actress is just as enigmatic as her a cappella-singing alter-ego, Fat Amy, a.ka. Patricia, who is also involved in her own form of name deception.
The Aussie standout, who broke out stateside with a small part in 2011’s “Bridesmaids,” was accused of partaking in the widespread Hollywood hammerlock on age and rounding down big time — a rumpus that seems to be eclipsing her musical sequel’s box-office domination.
Business records filed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) list Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson’s date of birth as March 2, 1980, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
According to previous reports, the stand-up comic changed her last name from “Bownds” to Wilson. Also, her date of birth had been changed to Feb. 3, 1980, on her IMDb page recently. The month-date discrepancy may be a byproduct of month/day/year conventions used in the U.S. versus the day/month/year order used elsewhere, the site said. It now is March 2, 1980, on the database website.
After the Woman’s Day report was published, Wilson took to Twitter to address the brouhaha with her usual droll wit.
“OMG I’m actually a 100 year old mermaid formerly known as ‘CC Chalice’ ....thanks shady Australian press for your tall poppy syndrome x,” she wrote, adding, “Okay but all jokes aside now...my real name is Fat Patricia x”
The tabloid also said that Wilson grew up in Sydney’s affluent Castle Hill suburb and attended the posh Tara Anglican School for Girls in Sydney, which debunked the tale of childhood in “the ghetto” that she delivered on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in 2013. Wilson recently told The Times that she attended a Christian school where she sang hymns.
Reps for Wilson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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