Rebel Wilson didn't always look like the glamorous movie star she is today.
The How to Be Single star stopped by NBC's Late Night Monday, where she told Seth Meyers about her show business beginnings. "A lot of people look at me and think I'm stupid, but no. I graduated from a school that's kind of like the Harvard of Australia," she said. "By second year I was already on TV, and I was famous for playing this gang girl who was like real gangsta...and then people would see me at law school, and I'd try to pretend to be studious. I'd wear glasses and, like, try to write notes and stuff. People would be like, 'Is that...?' It would just confuse the hell out of people. They're like, 'How did she get in here? Shouldn't somebody kick her out?'"
Wilson graduated with degrees in law and arts from the University of New South Wales in 2009. "I have never practiced—like defended any real criminals—but I feel like it could be really funny if I did. I could make jokes," she said. "The jury would really like me. I could get anybody off, I think."
Two years out of college, Wilson booked a breakout role in Bridesmaids. She starred in a short-lived series for ABC, Super Fun Night, and continued to appear on the big screen in films like Pitch Perfect, Pain & Gain, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and Pitch Perfect 2. In a way, Wilson can't believe she booked such high-profile roles, given how she looks in her first headshot.
"You went to the Harvard of Australia and you thought this was OK?" Meyers asked.