Rebel Wilson: ‘I get Nothing for Valentine’s Day’
Unlucky-in-love actress Rebel Wilson has low expectations for Valentine’s Day on Sunday. The 35-year-old Bridesmaids star split up with fellow comedian Mickey Gooch Jr. in September after a brief romance and now she’s single again, But, ever the optimist, Wilson is still hoping to experience surprise affection on the most romantic day of the year.
“I don’t think I’ll be getting anything this Valentine’s Day,” she told Flare magazine. “But there was a line in this movie, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, where the main character goes, ‘I wonder if anybody loves me who I don’t know about’, and I was like, ‘That’s interesting, you never know’. On Valentine’s Day you could get sent something.” Wilson is currently promoting her new movie How to Be Single, which also stars Dakota Johnson and Leslie Mann, and in many ways life imitates art for Rebel, because she loves being single, explaining not having a significant other allows her limitless freedom. “Doing whatever you want, whenever you want, I’m very attached to that,” she said. “If I just want to go on a holiday, I go on a holiday. If I just feel like going on a hike today or sleeping in today, eat whatever… I’m not very accustomed to compromise.” The actress also used the new interview to address last year’s controversy over her real age after a former classmate accused her of lying about her age and insisted she was actually seven years older than what had been publicized. The Australian thinks the uproar over her age is ridiculous, but admits she kept mom on the topic to establish a career in Hollywood. “An actress has a playing age and can play within that, so why does it matter what her actual age is?” she questioned. “I don’t get that. My movie was number one and they (Australian press) tried to find anything they could that was bad on me. The most they could find out is that I stopped saying my age in press articles. “It’s a business thing because you don’t want to be like, ‘Oh, I’m 29, about to be 30, coming to America. Great’. That’s not a positive thing to do when you’re an actress in Hollywood.”