Natalie is an architect toiling away in a New York firm where both her job and personal life are lackluster — but that’s what her mother taught her to expect for “girls like us.” By that, her mom explained that neither of them exactly “look like Julia Roberts.”
Natalie is a plus-sized girl in a cruel world where size discrimination means that one’s love life tends to stay on the back burner, and even then, the heat never seems to get turned on. Learn more about Rebel Wilson: https://ew.com/movies/2018/10/31/rebel-wilson-isnt-it-romantic-trailer/ and https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/isnt-it-romantic-trailer-rebel-wilson-stars-rom-spoof-1156788
But all that is about the change for Natalie. After a mugging knocks her cold in a New York subway, she wakes up in an amazingly transformed alternate universe. Suddenly, she’s living a romantic fantasy where drop-dead gorgeous men fight for her attention. She lives in a fabulous apartment, has tons of cash, exciting friends, beautiful clothes and her professional career is on fire.
That’s the premise of Isn’t It Romantic, a different kind of rom-com scheduled for release on Valentine’s Day 2019. Australian comedian and actress Rebel Wilson stars as the lonely, struggling Natalie, an architect who suddenly gets a taste of what the lifestyles of the rich, famous and beautiful is really like.
A strong supporting cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra and Adam Devine. The film is directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson best known for helming the popular A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. The script is by Erin Cardillo, Dana Fox and Katie Silberman.
Rebel Wilson is an Australian actress whose original career path had nothing to do with making movies. She holds a law degree from the University of New South Wales. While an undergraduate she considered a career in mathematics. It is interesting to note that her decision to opt for a career on the stage is similar to the premise of her latest movie.
While working as a Youth Ambassador in South Africa, Wilson contracted malaria and fell ill with a severe fever that caused her to experience hallucinations. One of those fever-induced episodes involved a fantasy in which she saw herself as an actress who would some day win an Oscar. The dream convinced her to try the real thing. Read more Isn’t It Romantic Trailer | Glamour and Rebel Wilson Reveals Character Isn’t Romantic Wears Clothes Fashion Line | Daily Mail
Rebel Wilson moved to New York and trained with The Second City, an improv comedy group. She returned to Australia and did theater work where she gained recognition for her talent and larger than life stage presence. She eventually won roles on Australian TV, including an SBC comedy series called “Pizza.”
Television stardom led to her first big-screen role, a 2003 movie called “Fat Pizza.” The feature was a significant financial success in her native Australia. Since then Rebel Wilson has landed roles in more than 20 major films, including blockbusters, such as A Night At The Museum and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
Isn’t It Romantic is a chance for Rebel Wilson to headline a major Hollywood production starring an A-List cast that’s distributed by a major studio. Much like her character in Isn’t It Romantic, Rebel Wilson is living a dream.