The “Pitch Perfect” star arrived on the “Ellen” set dressed for Halloween as Wilson, Tom Hanks’ volleyball companion from the 2000 film, “Cast Away.” Fortunately, DeGeneres also was in a spooky mood, done up as a parody of a contestant on “The Bachelor” known as dental assistant Kelllly D from New Jersey.
Costumes aside, Wilson was on hand to debut the trailer for “Isn’t It Romantic.” She plays Natalie, a down-on-her-luck New Yorker who wakes up to find herself trapped inside a romantic comedy and caught between two love interests (played by Adam DeVine and Liam Hemsworth).
Watch the “Isn’t It Romantic” trailer above.
“I had such a ball filming that,” Wilson told DeGeneres of the film, due out on Valentine’s Day 2019. Moreover, the Aussie-born actress said she’s excited by the way the film breaks away from Hollywood tropes for plus-size characters.
“I’m proud to be the first-ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy,” she said. While it’s possible Wilson misspoke, as actresses such as Queen Latifah have starred in romantic comedies before, there’s definitely a shortage of them cast in those roles.
DeGeneres also asked whether a September photo that appeared on Wilson’s Instagram was intended as confirmation that a fourth “Pitch Perfect” film was in the works. The image showed Wilson with “Pitch Perfect” co-stars Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Chrissie Fit, each holding up four fingers.
“Definitely I’ll be filming another musical film in the next 12 months, I can say that,” Wilson coyly answered. “You’ll see me singing a bit more.”
UPDATE Nov. 2: Wilson clarified her remarks on Twitter Thursday.
This story has been updated in to include additional information about romantic comedies with plus-size leads.