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Rebel Wilson was friendless at school

Rebel Wilson was friendless at school

Rebel Wilson had "no friends" in high school.

The 29-year-old actress may have a string of successful movies behind her, with many people aspiring to be like her, but she has revealed she had a difficult time as a youngster because she didn't have the confidence to communicate with her fellow class mates and join in the fun.

She explained: "When I was a girl at high school, I was so unpopular. I had no friends because I was so shy, I was just shunned. I've learned now to compensate, especially in work situations. But then I was so painfully shy, my face would go all red when I spoke to people. Just embarrassingly shy.

"And when you're shy like that you tend to watch people a lot because you're not participating in the fun, normally you're just watching other people having fun. You're at the disco sitting by yourself on the side watching other people and you think, 'Why are they popular? Why are they having so much fun?' "

However, the 'Pitch Perfect' star eventually decided to turn her life around and force herself to make friends.

She told Australia's ELLE magazine: "It sounds sad now but I made a conscious decision in high school and I thought, 'There's nothing wrong with me, I can be someone who has friends, I just need to have confidence and be true to myself.'

"I thought I could be like that forever, I could be the shy girl who never talks up or never stand up for herself but I knew I was so much better than that, so I could do it. And I was like, 'There's a way to stay true to yourself and become popular and be a nice person.' "