Rebel Wilson Was Medically Rescued in Aspen Because She Didn't Want to Ski Down a 'Massive Hill'
Like many celebrities, actress Rebel Wilson spent the final days of 2018 in Aspen, Colorado — though her getaway to the winter destination involved a unique trip down the slopes.
During a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, the Isn’t It Romantic star revealed that she had to be “medically rescued” from the top of the mountain when she realized that she “forgot” how to ski.
“I skied for about 100 feet, Ellen,” Wilson, 38, said, explaining that she was working with a female ski instructor at the time. “She was like, ‘Okay, you just have to ski down now.’ And I was like, ‘Aww, I don’t know…’ “
Wilson had made it to the top of the mountain on a chairlift and thought that would be a proper escape. “They said, ‘Okay, now you have to go down the hill.’ And I said, ‘Can I just get the chairlift back? ‘Cause that’s like a ride. That seems pretty fun,’ ” Wilson joked.
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Eventually, ski patrol was called to tow Wilson down the hill in a yellow sled — even though, as DeGeneres pointed out, “there was nothing wrong.”
“Not technically … it was more just a vibe that I didn’t want to ski down the massive hill,” Wilson recalled.
Traveling down the hill on her back wasn’t necessarily easier for Wilson. “This lovely gentleman Scott came and rescued me in a sled but he said in order to get enough speed to get to the bottom, we have to go off the side of a cliff. So that ended up being more scary than actually skiing,” she admitted.
“I was freaking out,” she added. “I lost my poles, I lost my s— going down on this little sled.”
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The trip — part of Wilson’s self-dubbed “year of fun” — was still worth it. Not only did the Australian funny lady get to celebrate the New Year by watching fireworks with Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn’s family, but she also partied one night away with Mariah Carey.
“Normally I don’t go out to clubs,” teased Wilson. “I know I look like a partier, but it’s more bubble baths to for me.”
That outing to Aspen’s Caribou Club wasn’t without its fair share of drama, though. It all started at the door when security told them they had to check their coats and Carey allegedly refused. “Mariah’s like, ‘No, my coat is part of the outfit. No,’ ” Wilson told DeGeneres. “And it’s freezing cold outside the club so we really wanted to get in!”
All worked out in the end. “At the end of the day, she did what is best for the group and we got in,” Wilson said. “She’s a team player. But she’s such an awesome lady. And then inside the club they started playing her songs ’cause she’s in there. We were like, ‘Yeah!’ dancing. So it turned out alright.”
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Wilson was on Ellen to promote her new movie, Isn’t It Romantic.
The film sees Wilson as a cynical New Yorker who hits her head and wakes up stuck in a world full of romantic comedy tropes. “It works if you love rom-coms or you hate them,” Wilson told DeGeneres. “It makes fun of all the classic clichés that you know and love rom-com films.”
In addition to starring in it, Wilson also produced the film and helped cast costar Liam Hemsworth. “Normally people who are so hot like that aren’t funny. Turns out he’s such a legend and the funniest guy,” Wilson said. “So good move for me casting him.”
Isn’t It Romantic hits theaters Wednesday.
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