Rebel Wilson is a comedian and so she takes artistic license with her stories, like a lot of us do. However she told slightly different stories to Ellen and Jimmy Fallon about being helped down the mountain while skiing in Aspen. Given her history of being called out for things she says, it was questionable. Maybe she was just being more self deprecating on Ellen. In the version she told on The Tonight Show, she fell coming off the ski lift and had to be helped down by ski patrol on the sled. She said her foot was numb from the boot and implied she was hurt. On Ellen she said she fell, but she showed a photo standing at the top and said that she got up again and just didn’t want to ski down. Rebel is promoting her movie Isn’t It Romantic, a romcom parody which opened today.
Fallon: You’ve never skied before?
I have but I forgot. I just kind of collapsed on the slopes. It was the ski boot it was too tight. I probably would have been an excellent skier if it wasn’t for those boots. I went up all the chairlift and I came down that far [makes inch sign with hands] and I had to get rescued. As soon as I came off the chair lift I fell. The ski patrol came with this sled. It was a bit of metal with a plastic tarp. They said you go in that and we’re going to go over this cliff because we need enough speed to get to the bottom. It was pretty embarrassing. I may have wee’d a little bit, it was scary.
Ellen: Last year was the year of fun, is that right?
I just did so much fun stuff like jet skiing, helicoptering… I went skiing at the end of the year. Look how picturesque it looks. [shows photo above]. That was at the top of the chairlift that photo. Then they said ‘now you have to go down the hill.’ I was like ‘can I just get the chairlift back?’ I was with my ski instructor. I did fall off the chairlift, but then I brushed myself off for the photo. Then I had a ski instructor, piglet, who went with us. She’s like ‘ok, so you’ve just got to ski down now.’ I’m like ‘oh, I don’t know.’ I skiied for about 100 feet. What happened is then I had to get medically rescued.
There was nothing wrong with you?
Not technically, it was more just a vibe that I didn’t want to ski down the massive hill. This lovely gentleman came and rescued me in a sled.
It’s a little funnier if she just decided she didn’t want to ski down, I guess I understand that. After that she said she went to a club in Aspen with Mariah Carey and that they almost didn’t get in because Mariah refused to hand over her coat, as per policy. Mariah did give up her coat and they went dancing though. Rebel is not my favorite person for several reasons and I probably won’t see this movie in theaters. I’ll watch it if it comes to Netflix or Hulu though. It’s nice that we’re getting a larger woman lead in a romcom but I wish it wasn’t Rebel. They can put Danielle Macdonald in all the movies.
Her premiere dress was so pretty! (More photos here.)
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Thanks to all my ski buddies in Aspen these past two days @jeffbeacher @carlyjsteel @esterdean @mickeygooch Chip Douglas, Kung Fu Scott and the legendary Piglet x I tried to crush but I was worried about crushing my legs and not being able to complete CATS filming in Jan/Feb so took it REAL EASY out there! It’s the most gorgeous activity to do and next time I’ll make sure I’m not under contract on a movie so I can really go for it!! Oh and thanks to all the kind locals who helped me when it was clear I was struggling!!
Photos credit: WENN, screenshot from YouTube and via Instagram