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Rebel Wilson on 'How to be Single' and a bout with malaria that led her to stardom




NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03:  Actress Rebel Wilson attends the New York premiere of
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Actress Rebel Wilson attends the New York premiere of "How To Be Single" at the NYU Skirball Center on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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The new comedy "How to Be Single" stars Australian actress Rebel Wilson as Robin – a sassy and confident office worker living and loving life as a single woman in New York City. 

Robin quickly befriends Alice, played by Dakota Johnson, who’s not quite as content with going solo. Robin is determined to teach Alice how to master the art of being a bachelorette. 

This is not Wilson’s first time appearing in a funny film with a mostly-female cast. She got her first big break in the film "Bridesmaids" and made a name for herself in the "Pitch Perfect" movies. In almost every film she’s been in, she’s improvised some of her funniest lines. But she tells Take Two's Alex Cohen that she would love the chance to take on some more serious roles.

After all, it was a malaria-induced vision of winning an Oscar that led her to acting so no doubt she'd like to fulfill the dream. 

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