LOL Queen Rebel Wilson has come a long way since leaving “the ghetto side of Sydney” for Hollywood. Now she’s scored her first magazine cover for the UK’s Glamour and looks an equally long way from the brash roles that launched her to fame in Bridesmaids, Bachelorette and Bogan Pride.
Rebel tweeted the evidence on Wednesday with the caption: “My first ever magazine cover..bubble bath x #glamourUK x.” The cover shows the actress decked out in un-customised bling (perhaps her personalised knuckle dusters are outside of the frame) and a mound of strategically arranged bubbles.
tFS reader Miss Dalloway has pointed out that the cover bears more than a slight resemblance to Victoria Beckham’s equally blingy and sudsy September 2012 US Glamour cover. It’s not unknown for magazines to recycle covers, but usually it’s done to save on expenses rather than to poke fun at themselves. Whether conscious or not though, it kinda makes Rebel’s cover even more awesome.
Response hasn’t been unanimously positive. Some readers are calling the cover “horrendous” while commenter ForChicSake reckons Rebel is “Glamour UK’s most interesting cover star in years.” It’s pretty OTT on the glam factor, yes, but we suspect that’s what they were going for.
For those who prefer the actress in brash clothing and awkward situations, Rebel is going to be bringing many more LOLs in the coming months via her new anti-SATC series Super Fun Night. ABC has picked up the show and it is expected out this fall.
Image: Rebel Wilson's Twitter