We all know that Pitch Perfect 2 star Rebel Wilson is a master of horizontal running and aerial silk acrobatics — skills which helped catapult her character Fat Amy into the aca-stratosphere. But can Rebel Wilson actually sing? The answer is... of course. The Australian comedian admits that she once had fantasies of growing up to become a rap star, and happily takes hip-hop requests on nearly every talk show that she appears on. It's less of a hidden talent and more of a "I will show this talent whenever, wherever" talent. She's also quite skilled when it comes to singing, and, in her audition for the first Pitch Perfect, she performed Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory," and knocked it out of the park. It was such a success that she did a rendition on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Lady Gaga cooed over it on Twitter.
According to Wilson, "Because it's a singing movie, I had to come in and smash something out with Jason [Moore], and he's the real-deal Broadway director, so I knew I had to impress him. I did my own body percussion as a backing beat, and then after, he said, 'Yeah, you're a really good singer.' I didn't need to sell them on the comedy. They knew I could be funny, but they wanted to see if I could sing," she said in an interview with Moviefone. It turns out Anna Kendrick isn't the only Barden Bella capable of becoming a pop star in her own right.
Wilson also takes her singing quite seriously. So much so that you won't see her picking up a microphone at a dingy bar anytime soon. She said to Glamour , "I have a thing against karaoke. The microphones are never good quality, they have always been dropped, and a lot or people are screaming into them and the vocal sound quality is never the right mix and I'm like, 'No!' I'll sing in a movie — when I'm getting paid.'"
It's not lip-syncing and good mixing that make Wilson sound incredible onscree;, it's her own singing voice that does the work. Take a look at some examples of her vocal skills and killer comedic energy: