When Rebel Wilson tried to thank Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe told her to ‘f–k off’

Do you love Rebel Wilson as much as I love her? She’s amazing, isn’t she? One of my dirty little secrets is that I saw Pitch Perfect in the theater and I loved it, and it was all because of Rebel and Anna Kendrick. Rebel is also on Twitter, and her tweets strike the perfect balance of humor, humility and self-promotion. Rebel is in the new Michael Bay movie Pain & Gain (I KNOW) and she’s also hosting the MTV Movie Awards, which air this Sunday. I think I might try to watch her opening…? I don’t know, though. Sunday nights are intense for me. Game of Thrones, Call the Midwife (RIGHT?), The Good Wife and Mad Men?!?! It’s intense.

Anyway, Rebel appeared on The Tonight Show and she told a hilarious story about Russell Crowe. I LOVE HER.

Rebel Wilson revealed that fellow Aussie actor Russell Crowe once hurled an f-bomb at her.

During a chat on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last night, the brassy comedienne explained how she won the Nicole Kidman Scholarship while studying acting at the Australian Theater for Young People.

“Nicole paid for everything!” Wilson, 27, exclaimed. “An apartment, going to see Broadway shows…she doesn’t know about that.”

When Leno asked if she ever thanked Kidman, Wilson replied, “One time in Sydney I saw her having dinner with Russell Crowe and I go, “Ok. Now’s my chance. I’m going to say thank you.”

“But before I could say anything Russell Crowe just turns to me and says, ‘F–k off!’ just put my head down and walked away.”

Despite the Crowe-blow, Wilson appears to have no hard feelings. She’s also had a banner year with a breakout role in “Pitch Perfect” and will be hosting Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards.

[From Page Six]

Does this story surprise anyone? That Russell Crowe tells random people to “f—k off”? I would imagine that Russell will be slightly embarrassed to hear this and he’ll probably seek out Rebel.

Here’s Rebel talking about Channing Tatum. This is a perfect example of why people love Rebel AND why they love Channing.

She tweeted a photo from the filming of those promos too:

Photos courtesy of WENN, Rebel’s Twitter.

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  1. mel says:

    I love both of them…they both seem humble and just awesome!

  2. Louisa says:

    Call the Midwife!! Love love love it!

  3. Jann says:

    She makes me so happy to be Aussie, whilst he makes me so egh to say he’s ours..

  4. Marianne says:

    He probably thought she was a fan who was going to bug them for photos.

    Still, he could have simply stated something like “We are having dinner, can you please not bother us right now”.

  5. V4Real says:

    She should have told Russell Crowe to eat crow. We all know that he is an alcoholic A+ douchbag; so no surprise there.

    I love this girl; she is hilarious.

    I would love to see her in a remake of Muriel’s Wedding.

  6. Talie says:

    I don’t care if you’re a celebrity… to tell some stranger to “F*ck off”???!!! That’s so cuckoo…

  7. alison8761 says:

    Am I wrong when I say her skin is flawless? i’ve always noticed how smooth it looks and her make-up is always really well done.

  8. allons-y alonso says:

    I love Rebel Wilson. No surprise though that Russel was a dick as usual.

  9. Lauren says:

    I love Rebel Wilson! She’s a beautiful and very talented girl. I haven’t watched the MTV awards in a few years, but I just might because of her!

  10. TeresaKansas says:

    He is a d*ck, but it’s rude to approach other tables uninvited interrupting conversation, a smile and nod in passing would have sufficed.

  11. Holden says:

    I saw Pitch Perfect *sigh*.

  12. Garvels says:

    I just love and adore Rebel! ! She is the next “it” girl!

  13. lucy2 says:

    I love her, she’s hilarious. I’d say her breakout was Bridesmaids though, and Pitch Perfect added to it. I saw it in the theater too, it was really cute and fun.

    Russell Crowe is an ass – I can fully understand not wanting to be bothered during dinner, but there are nicer ways to say that.
    It’s nice Nicole has that scholarship.

  14. Adrien says:

    She looks like a non-serious, fun-loving Adele.

  15. Felicia says:

    Rebel is so adorable and charming! I love how she just laughed it off. I like the way Nicole set up this scholarship. In particular, I like that it wasn’t just for tuition and fees. I think being able to see Broadway shows would help a young actress as well.

    I have mixed feelings about Russell Crowe. He’s a hot headed jerk that needs to get some self-control. But I have the impression he might have moments of shame and decency. Just a feeling I have. (I think of Rosie O’ Donnell, Alec Baldwin and Elton John as similar types.)

    Hopefully Rebel will get the chance one day to tell him to “fuck off” in kind and he’ll be suitably embarrassed. lol.

  16. Thiajoka says:

    I love her and I loved Pitch Perfect. Oh, and Bridesmaids, too. I doubt I’ll watch a Michael Bay movie however.

  17. mercy says:

    She’s going to make me watch MTV AND a Michael Bay movie. The things we do for love. :sigh:

    Russell must be so embarrassed lol. He probably thought he was doing Nicole a favour. I hope she gets to tell him in person — and a camera is there to capture it. ;)

  18. littlestar says:

    Wow, she’s gorgeous! The only movie I’ve seen her in is Bridesmaids, and they made sure to make her look scruffy and weird in it haha.

    P.S. I love her name. Rebel. Too cool.

  19. Mom2two says:

    Love her. That is all. I do hope that she does get an opportunity to thank Nicole. Maybe approaching them at dinner wasn’t the right time. but telling her to f-off isn’t the way to go either.

  20. Aud says:

    And why didn’t Nicole do anything? I think Rebel is making a subtle dig and good on her. There is no excuse for Russell (or Nicole to sit there and allow Russell to behave that way) to be like that.
    Nicole will never be as attractive as Rebel or have charisma. Ditto for Russell

  21. Lulu.T.O. says:

    Beautiful girl! Now I know to watch out for those movies. Russell Crow is such an ugly person. I’ll bet Nicole was appalled.

  22. Diana says:

    Yes, I love her! She’s just hilarious and I agree, she and Anna K kicked ass in Pitch Perfect.

  23. Reece says:

    I get not wanting to be bothered during dinner but there are a million better ways to handle that situation. The fact that she had an actual reason (that has NOTHING to do with him)just makes Crowe more of a d-ck!

  24. Cazzie says:

    Russell Crowe just crossed over into full-blown a**hole territory with this anecdote.

    If Rebel Wilson had been slender and more conventionally pretty, I very much doubt that Mr. Crowe’s immediate instinct would have been to tell her to f*ck off. What a loser.

    • Tiffany says:

      She, I believe is conventional pretty. In fact I think she is stunning. I would kill to have a smile like that.

      I see were people are coming from as far as dinner goes, it is rude to interrupt but at the same time if I am a multi millionaire as a result of people paying their hard earned money, I am going to spend 30 seconds shaking a hand or taking a picture.

  25. Sarcasmo says:

    I am loving that MTV promo! (And there’s very little left to love about MTV.)

    No shock about Russell – he’s a well-documented rage monster, just like Alec.

  26. normality says:

    I don’t see how you can NOT love her. She’s humble and funny and gracious and outgoing. All the right stuff. She looks breathtaking in that black wrap dress, too. Just beautiful.

  27. Abby says:

    She is so funny. I am loving her more and more with every interview and appearance.

  28. Suze says:

    I’m actually most impressed that Kidman set up and funded this scholarship. That’s a great thing.

    It sounds like this encounter was Russell being his overheated self. Yeah, it’s forward and rude to approach a table of people eating, BUT “F*ck off” is an overreaction.

    And I bet anything if Rebel had been typically hot Russell would not have felt the need to be so forthright. Right?

  29. K-rock says:

    He’s a straight up washed up hasbeen who should be grateful that anyone goes even remotely near him. Ungrateful pig!