Rebel Wilson’s career continues to be on the rise. From Bridesmaids to her latest smash, Pitch Perfect, Wilson has been killing it in fresh comedic roles that provide examples of real full figure women in the midst of Hollywood’s worship of the impossibly thin female figure. The hilarious plump actress will be this year’s host of MTV’s annual MTV Movie Awards.
Wilson will be the first female to host since Sarah Silverman hosted in 2007. It’s exciting to see this long overdue shift in the media’s perception of weight. With both Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy starring in high profile comedies, this new trajectory for females in entertainment can only continue upward.