Adele on Rebel Wilson playing her in film: ‘Just because I’m plus-sized doesn’t mean it’s true’

Tabloid reports claim that comic actress is interested in portraying the singer

Adele has denied that Rebel Wilson is set to portray her in an upcoming biopic movie, saying that the press has only linked the pair because they are both “plus-sized”.

The Daily Star recently reported that the comic was interested in the role to “prove she can cut it as a serious actress”.

However the singer dismissed the reports while onstage at London’s O2 Arena on Monday night (April 5).


“You don’t get to make a film without my fucking permission. Shut up. There’s no film,” Adele told the crowd, adding: “Just because I’m plus-sized doesn’t mean she’s playing me”.

At the same gig, Adele gave a shout-out to grime artist Stormzy. The London MC is a self-confessed Adele superfan and went to see her live on Monday.

After tweeting about his plans to see the show, Adele showed her appreciation for his support by telling her fans about him, dedicating ‘Make You Feel My Love’ to him and sending him a hand-written note inside the official tour programme.