Rebel Wilson vows cheekiest Bafta jokes



Rebel Wilson has promised to tell the “filthiest, cheekiest jokes” in a bid to push the limits when she hosts the Bafta film awards on Sunday.

The Pitch Perfect actress will follow in the footsteps of Graham Norton, Dame Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry when she takes to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall for the star-studded event.

She told the PA news agency: “I’m very scared of doing it, because it’s very nerve-wracking and I get very nervous for live performances.

“For movies I don’t get nervous but the live stuff, it’s kind of one and done,” she said.

“I hope that people realise just that in my heart, I’m doing it to celebrate movies, to celebrate all the great people that work in movies.”

Asked about the tone she wants to set, Wilson said she had to make quips about people.

“In Australia, our culture is you can take potshots at people if they’re successful, so I’ll be doing a little bit of that,” Wilson said.

“I don’t know whether it’s because my mum called me Rebel or whatever, but I think of the filthiest, cheekiest jokes, that’s what I think about, and then I email them to myself.

“Then I look at the back of them and I’m like: ‘Ooh sugar. I don’t know whether I can say that,’ but I’m probably going to try, just because you’ve got to push the limits.”


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