Rebel Wilson has bought a property in London and has confirmed she is now planning to relocate to the UK capital.
Wilson, who hosted the BAFTAs on Sunday, revealed: “I have bought a place here so I’m moving. Yeah, it’s in London. I love it here.”
The Bridesmaids star was born in Sydney, Australia, but has lived in the US over recent years.
However, after landing a role in a British drama, she’s now set to move to London.
Teasing details of her new role, Wilson told The Sun newspaper: “It’s out later this year. It’s serious – like, really serious.”
Wilson joked about her dramatic weight-loss during her controversial BAFTA hosting gig.
The actress has lost five-and-a-half stone since she appeared at the event in 2020, and Rebel joked during her opening monologue that she’d embarked on a fitness drive in order to impress The Batman star Robert Pattinson.
Speaking on-stage at the Royal Albert Hall, Wilson quipped: “I might look a bit different from the last time you guys saw me here.
“Clearly it was to get the attention of Robert Pattinson. No seriously, it was to get more acting roles. I can now play the non-funny love interest in an Adam Sandler movie.”
Not everyone was laughing though, with critics slamming Wilson’s performance.
Piers Morgan slammed her performance saying that if a man has made the same jokes he would have been “abused, shamed and cancelled if he cracked them”.
The opening of the awards show also featured a stunning rendition of Diamonds Are Forever by Dame Shirley Bassey.
The performance celebrated the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise and Rebel made a tongue-in-cheek remark about the British spy.
“We wanted to open the show with a Bond number because Bond is turning 60. And his girlfriends are turning 25,” she said.
The most-recent Bond movie, ‘No Time to Die’, marked Daniel Craig’s final appearance as 007, and Rebel looked forward to the future of the franchise, suggesting that the 54-year-old actor should be replaced by a female star.
Wilson drew a link between Bond and her Australian roots, too.
Joking about taking on the role herself, Wilson said: “It’s not going to change things that much to have a female James Bond. Bond goes to Australia. Die Another G’Day.”