Rebel Wilson sends him back to high school in his new Netflix comedy “Senior Year.”
She also relives her own high school days and prepares a vision board she once did, while chatting with friend and special correspondent “Extra” Marissa Montgomery.
Wilson spends time in New York, telling Marissa, “I see all the shows. I just saw Hugh Jackman in “Music Man”. She added that she was “just walking around Central Park, Times Square seeing my epic billboard.”
Recalling, Wilson shared, “I first came to New York when I was 23 to go to comedy school on a scholarship Nicole Kidman gave me and now, thinking back to my first times when I looked up in Times Square and saw all the billboards at now, oh my god, I’m in one. Which is pretty sick.
These days, Rebel is a leading woman in Hollywood and her latest film has her cast as a cheerleader who lands in a 20-year coma. When she wakes up at 37, she returns to high school to claim her title as prom queen.
Looking back on her own high school days, she revealed that she went from “really unpopular” to one of the most popular girls in school.
“I was really unpopular,” she said, adding, “My freshman year of high school, I was just in the library having lunch by myself every day… Kind of like Tiffany does in the movie, I went on a deliberate mission to become popular and I read this book “How to Make Friends and Influence People” and I had all these tips and tricks and it really worked. Like in a year or two, I was the most popular.
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Marissa asked what her senior year was like and Rebel shared, “It was crazy. I was elected vice principal, like the second most popular girl in school… I didn’t know at the time that I wanted to be an actress. I thought I was going to be a lawyer or a politician, so I studied very, very hard to the point like my eyesight, I had to take glasses to read and study so hard.
In the movie, one of the characters creates vision boards, and Rebel confessed that she made one in real life and it came true…sort of!
“There was a picture of Brad Pitt and a picture of an Oscar… It came true. Brad Pitt escorted me backstage after winning an Oscar. And so…what you can manifest is weird!
“Senior Year” premieres May 13 on Netflix.