Rebel Wilson Rotates Into 'Guys and Dolls' on West End
"Hopefully I crush it," said the 'Pitch Perfect' actress of playing Miss Adelaide.
Fat Amy has arrived on the West End.
Rebel Wilson will make her West End debut on Tuesday night in the musical revival of Guys and Dolls at London's Phoenix Theatre. She will take over the role of Miss Adelaide for an eight-week run through Aug. 21.
The star of the Pitch Perfect films was seen onstage earlier this month at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl, playing Ursula in a concert sing-along of Disney's The Little Mermaid with Sara Bareilles, Darren Criss and Tituss Burgess. Wilson trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and performed in eight productions and also wrote, produced and starred in 2008's short-lived Australian musical comedy series Bogan Pride.
"A lot of people who know me from my more recent film work have no idea how much theater has influenced my life," Wilson said in a statement, according to Playbill. "I saw my first musical at age 14, a show called 42nd Street, after one of my family's dogs had unsuccessfully auditioned to be in it. It blew me away and I've loved musical theater ever since. I am delighted to be making my West End debut in Guys and Dolls and to be playing such an iconic role as Miss Adelaide is truly an honor. Hopefully I crush it ... but you'll have to come and see me to find out!"
The actress will be seen next in the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, as well as Pitch Perfect 3, due out in summer 2017. Wilson is repped by WME and Creative Representation.