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Rebel Wilson sees her size as an advantage in comedy

July 6, 2016
FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2016, file photo, actress Rebel Wilson attends the world premiere of "How To Be Single" in New York. Wilson told Britain's Telegraph newspaper in an interview published July 2, 2016, that gaining weight has helped her career in comedy. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

LONDON (AP) — Bigger is funnier for Rebel Wilson.

The 36-year-old Australian actress says in a recent interview with Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that gaining weight has helped her career in comedy. She says she sees her size as an advantage, “whereas so many women see it as a disadvantage.”

Wilson’s career took off following a bit part in the 2011 comedy “Bridesmaids.” She’s also known as Fat Amy in the “Pitch Perfect” films.

She’s appearing on London’s West End in a revival of “Guys and Dolls.”