Rebel Wilson reveals she auditioned for the newest Bond movie
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ star tells ‘People’ that she took the audition for a part in the Bond movie that’s in pre-production at the moment.
At the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, Rebel Wilson appears to promote her newest and debut directing of ‘The Deb’. The film is an adaptation of an Australian musical comedy, and Wilson’s, 43, first turn in the director’s seat.
In 2022, she hosted the BAFTA Film Awards, where she roasted Britain’s Royal Family and revealed that she had to clear some Bond-related jokes, which put her in direct contact with producers, landing her an audition.
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“What was really cool was getting to audition for Bond,” said Wilson, who stressed that the role she went for wasn’t actually James Bond but rather another character in the movie.
The audition occurred last year, though the star played coy about whether she landed the gig.
The newest 007 is being produced by Barbara Broccoli, 62, and Michael G. Wilson, 81, who are still in search of their next Bond. They are not looking for younger actors to play the role of a “veteran” who’s been “through some wars”.
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“I’ve always just been watching as the actress — watching, watching, watching — and then I produced a lot of things with musical numbers in them, like ‘Senior Year’ on Netflix, which had a lot of cheerleading routines,” she told the outlet. “Everyone kept saying, ‘You should direct!’ "
Wilson also expects to star in the movie, which is in pre-production, People reported.