Rebel Wilson Reveals She Tried Ozempic for Weight Loss: 'Those Drugs Can Be Good'

The actress, who is no longer taking the drug, detailed her weight-loss journey in a new interview

<p>Mike Marsland/WireImage</p> Rebel Wilson attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2023

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Rebel Wilson attends the amfAR Cannes Gala 2023

Rebel Wilson is getting candid about her weight-loss journey.

The Rebel Rising: A Memoir author, 44, spoke about her brief experience with Ozempic in an interview with The Sunday Times published this weekend.

The FDA-approved type 2 diabetes drug, which many celebrities have opened up about taking, is one Wilson said she took for maintenance after losing weight.

“Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets, so I think those drugs can be good," the Pitch Perfect alum said, before noting that she no longer takes Ozempic.

<p>Don Arnold/WireImage</p> Rebel Wilson attends the "Miss Saigon" Sydney Opera House Premiere in August 2023

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Rebel Wilson attends the "Miss Saigon" Sydney Opera House Premiere in August 2023

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The actress, who has previously opened up to PEOPLE about losing 80 lbs. following a "year of health" in 2020, told The Times this week that her decision to slim down came when a fertility doctor encouraged her to do so for a better chance at IVF.

“Basically no one apart from my mom wanted me to lose weight,” she said. “People thought I’d lose my pigeonhole in my career, playing the fat funny character, and they wanted me to continue in that.”

Wilson said she then embarked on long walks, a high-protein, low-sugar diet, discussed her emotional relationship with food with a doctor and later worked out on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. She also saw “positive reinforcement” from society, she told the outlet.

“I feel strongly that young women shouldn’t try to obsess over looking like Victoria’s Secret models — they should just look like themselves. I know that my relationship with food is complicated," Wilson told the Times, adding that she's happy with her current “still curvy and solid” weight.

<p>Dave Benett/Getty </p> Rebel Wilson attends the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2023

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Rebel Wilson attends the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 24, 2023

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Wilson, who releases her memoir on April 2, also discussed her health journey in the latest issue of PEOPLE, where she further detailed the “emotional war” she experienced over her weight.

“I think to many people I'm a beacon of body positivity because I see people who are considered medically obese if you look at their weight, but I think they are absolutely beautiful,” Wilson said. “I really think beauty is at any shape and size so I do really promote that."

“So people are like, ‘Well, how can you be so body-positive and then be hating yourself?’ But I wasn't hating myself, I was only hating those shameful behaviors,” she added. “For example, eating a whole tub of ice cream every night and then feeling bad about myself, making myself get up early in the morning and go to the gym for an hour and a half and running on that treadmill until sometimes my back would hurt.”

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Wilson also described herself as an “emotional eater," adding that she would "be hard on myself," which took time to work on.

“I'm like, ‘How can I be a person who excels in so many things, and gets two university degrees, and can make millions of dollars, and can start from nothing and then create this huge career, but I couldn't lose weight,'" Wilson asked. "I would always beat myself up about that and go, ‘What's wrong with me?’”

Now, Wilson is detailing her weight loss in her new book, and how it isn't about "some magic pill, or some sick special diet, or exercise regime or whatever."

"It's literally about working at a healthier way to deal with your emotions, and there is no magic solution," she said. "Maybe me telling my story might encourage them to do the same and make healthy change in their lives."

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