Rebel Wilson is glamorous on the cover of New York Magazine. The actress stars in an upcoming sitcom called “Super Fun Night” where she makes fun of the social awkwardness she experienced in her younger days in Australia.
“Super Fun Night” centers around three girlfriends who are attempting to beat their social awkwardness by going out every Friday night. Wilson wrote the pilot and plays Kimmie Boubier, an unconfident lawyer who breaks the walls of female leads in television sitcoms. While many are marketed as being socially awkward, Wilson’s character may actually be the first to be a real social misfit.
“During the making of the pilot, I was so frustrated,” Wilson said. “I was thinking, ‘Why are these network shows so crap?’ As a creative person, it can make you insane to have 50 people in suits, who aren’t in comedy, feeling that they have a say in every aspect of the show. The people who bought it keep telling me, ‘You can’t say that. And you can’t do that.’ So one day, I sat down and wrote a Post-it and put it in my Hello Kitty notebook, which I take everywhere. Whenever I feel down, I read the Post-it and remember why I’m doing the show.”
The Post-it note in question holds a mission statement that reminds Wilson why she wanted to do a show like “Super Fun Night.”
“The bigger purpose in all of this,” the note reads, “is to inspire girls who don’t think they’re socially all that—who don’t think they’re pretty and popular. To let them know they can have fun and exciting lives.”
“Super Fun Night” premieres on October 2 at 9:30pm on ABC. See more of Rebel Wilson in the gallery below.