Rebel Wilson Says She Reveals ‘Deepest Secrets’ in Upcoming Memoir Rebel Rising (Exclusive)

Rebel Wilson attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones
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Insurgent Wilson is telling all like by no means earlier than.

PEOPLE can solely reveal the quilt of the Pitch Excellent alum’s upcoming memoir Insurgent Rising, which is out April 2.

“I have been writing the guide for the previous 18 months as a result of once I write, I’ve to be completely on my own and remoted,” Wilson tells PEOPLE. “It is simply been this secret factor I have been doing on my own for 18 months. It is so thrilling now that it is carried out.”

Wilson, who’s presently in Australia filming her directorial debut The Deb, says she “underestimated how a lot work it truly is” to put in writing a guide about her personal life.

“I believe the primary few chapters had been actually s—,” she says. “Then the editor was like, ‘This simply does not sound such as you.’ So what I began doing is I simply sat there on my own as if I am simply telling the story to a good friend. I simply sort of discovered my writing fashion — as if I am sitting reverse my good friend, telling you all my life’s deepest secrets and techniques, which is a bit scary.”

Although she admits the candid nature of the memoir might be “very embarrassing,” Wilson thought to herself: “If I am doing it, I am doing it full out.”

Rebel Wilson Reveals 'Deepest Secrets' in Upcoming Memoir 'Rebel Rising'

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Insurgent Rising follows her unconventional journey towards attaining success in Hollywood and gaining self-acceptance. Wilson opens up about her fertility points, weight acquire and loss, sexuality, overcoming shyness, rejection and extra.

“After I first began within the enterprise and developing in Australia, after which in Hollywood, you play slightly little bit of the persona of your self, which is you but it surely’s simply typically a bit exaggerated for comedian impact or a bit heightened,” Wilson explains.

Nevertheless, she says that “there are different ranges of my persona, like I’m extraordinarily shy, which most individuals do not fairly get till they meet me in a sure state of affairs.”

“That was my first hurdle that I needed to overcome,” Wilson says. “I do know lots of people suppose I am precisely like my characters like Fats Amy … however then there are simply different sides.”

As an illustration, the Senior 12 months actress and producer says “lots of people are shocked once they discover out I’ve obtained a legislation diploma, or that I lived a yr in Africa.”

The guide can even characteristic tales about Brad Pitt and recollections along with her Pitch Excellent costars.

“I used to be a fan woman earlier than I got here to Hollywood, and I at all times like listening to individuals’s tales concerning the run-ins with celebs,” Wilson says of sharing her personal Hollywood tales.

Wilson additionally appeared by means of her previous diaries for inspiration. “It was loopy to see my mindset and to see the place I used to be at at these completely different ages, like 16 or 23, or getting rejected from all these drama colleges and simply being utterly rejected, being an actor, after which pondering, ‘Oh, is that this actually what I must be doing with my life?’ To have these unique letters and diary entries — attention-grabbing to return and bear in mind.”

Rebel Wilson and Ramona Agruma attend the 2023 "Kering Women in Motion Award" during the 76th annual Cannes film festival
Insurgent Wilson and fiancée Ramona Agruma in Might.

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As for a way life as a brand new mother to 9-month-old daughter Royce Lillian, whom she shares with fiancée Ramona Agruma, influenced which tales she included, Wilson says it is “simply my storytelling in my method.”

“She’ll in all probability be actually embarrassed [someday.] ‘Oh, my God. Mother, why did you write that?’ ” says Wilson with fun.

Of her choice to put in writing the memoir (reportedly a multi million greenback deal): “There’s loads of tales and private stuff that I’ve by no means ever talked about. The guide is that this discussion board as a result of it is me simply sitting down telling my very own story, and that was the correct discussion board for a few of these extra emotional issues.”

Insurgent Rising is out April 2, 2024.

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