Rebel Wilson nearly played a different role than Brynn in Bridesmaids

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

From Digital Spy

Bridesmaids actress Rebel Wilson originally auditioned for another part in the movie.

As fans of the 2011 comedy hit will recall, the Aussie star played Annie's (Kristen Wiig) oddball roommate Brynn alongside Matt Lucas' Gil, but it could've all been so different.

Kicking back on SiriusXM recently, Wilson pulled back the curtain.

Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

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"My character wasn't supposed to exist in the movie, I'd auditioned for Melissa McCarthy's character and was like the second choice for that role," she began.

"And I guess they liked my audition that they added me to the film essentially. So there was never supposed to be two roommates, only one."

Photo credit: Universal
Photo credit: Universal

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According to Wilson, the filming process was dominated by improvisation, which really brought the best out of everyone.

"I just kind of added myself, in a way, to the scenes," she added. "But Paul [Feig, director] I just remember was so, and Kristen as well, she was like the biggest comedy star in America at that point. But she literally said, 'Whatever you want to do just go for it. I don't care. Like if you think it's funny and want to try it, just go for it.'

"And I think that kind of nice collaborative energy, which she must have done to everybody on the set, from her and from Paul as a director, they just got the most hilarious, spontaneous things. It was pretty much just all improvised all of that stuff."

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