'Bridesmaids' scene-stealer Rebel Wilson joins 'What To Expect When You're Expecting' -- EXCLUSIVE


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Hours after Lionsgate announced that Elizabeth Banks would play the baby-crazed owner of ‘The Breast Choice’ store in What To Expect What You’re Expecting, EW has learned exclusively that she has hired her first employee. Rebel Wilson, Kristin Wiig’s scene-stealing British roommate from Bridesmaids, will join the ensemble comedy as Janice, an employee at the pregnant Banks’ store.

Wilson, who is actually Australian, has a strong background in television and stand-up down under. She is slated to appear in McG’s This Means War alongside Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon early in 2012, and will follow up with a role in the indie flick Small Apartments.

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  • LOL

    Scene-stealer? When the movie is over, you barely remember she was in it.

  • chaotic

    she was annoying. Melissa McCarthy was the scene stealer

  • laura

    I died when she dumped the frozen peas on her back!!

  • LOL

    She’s so fat!

    • snide and prejudice

      Wow, that’s your contribution? What insight…

  • Zzzzzz

    The frozen peas scene was one of the funniest in the movie!

  • Green

    That is promising. Having watched her on Australian television for years, she can be very funny, though she is always type cast in the exact same role.

  • Sandra

    Rebel’s a comic genius! I’m so glad we’ll see her more in the US!

    • Mia

      Rebel was hilarious and awesome when she appeared on Conan’s show and displayed her wicked nunchuck skills.

  • Ellie M

    I’ve seen her onstage – truly incredible and versatile actress. loved her on Conan too.

  • Little Bunny Foo-Foo

    Great! Another Aussie actor steals an American one’s job.

    • deedeedragons

      Oh grow up. For the last 10-15 years Australians have been coming over to Hollywood in greater numbers trying their luck. What special way they train young actors down under, it seems to be working.

    • Gazza

      … But only after they can’t get work in Australia because yet another American show steals an Australian show’s funding, time slot on TV and audience.

    • Coco

      Should we look at how we steal their TV shows, and Britain’s shows and pass them off as our own?

    • Casey

      You sound bitter. Are you an actor who can’t get work because of all the more talented Aussies coming over?

  • sam

    She was one of the worst parts of Bridesmaids.

    • Buddy

      Finally, someone making sense. Her scenes ruined the movie for me.

  • Krystal

    I loved her in Bridesmaids but the scene stealer to me was the woman from Reno 911. She was hilarious.

  • Cc’d

    Rebel Wilson is one to watch. Look up her clips on you Tube, she has great characters!

  • Sarah

    She’s fat, ugly and not funny. Why should I be excited about this?

    • MCS

      Sarah, you sound fat, ugly and not funny. Why should I listen to you?

  • pastafarian

    Seriously though, Little Britain is hilarious. I dunno what yer complaining about.

  • lynn

    absolutely loved bridesmaids rebel wilson and melissa mcarthy just awesome i never laughed so much in a long time keep it up

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