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!

    • Ella says:

      Both of whom? Rebel and Channing? Rebel and Nicole? Rebel and Jay Leno?

    • Amanda_SB says:

      Me, too!

      Russell’s an a**! He did several movies in a row that I liked (back in the “Gladiator” days), but his temper and all of the negative press made me lose interest pretty quickly.

      ‘Love the promo for the Movie Awards! Go Rebel!

      • x says:

        Crowe and Kidman … A fine example of a couple of rude, overrated and morally corrupt losers.

    • rose says:

      I love the commercial between them.

    • Jen says:

      Doesn’t Nicole keep wonderful company. I wonder if she even attempted to intervene after the pig spoke so rudely to a young woman … Probably not.

  2. Louisa says:

    Call the Midwife!! Love love love it!

    • Relli says:

      OK can we have a discussion about this show? I admittedly watch a lot of PBS but mostly Nature, Frontline and ATK but I keep seeing previews for this show, what is it about? Is it worth watching?

      • Balticprincess says:

        Call the Midwife is great! Watch it, it has everything: Drama, Fun, great Actors, Romance, sexy Doctors.

      • Spooks says:

        And Miranda Hart! I love Miranda Hart.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I adore Miranda Hart!

      • Emma13 says:

        Call the Midwife was originally a memoir by Jennifer Worth that is now a wonderful TV series we can enjoy. It is about nurse Jenny Lee coming to work as a nusre and midwife (betcha didn’t guess that) in the poverty stricken part of London in the 1950s (?s pretty sure it’s the 50s). She lives with a few other midwives and nuns in a nunnery and the series is about her friendship with these women, the women she helps in the community, and of course romance. I’m not very good at writing summaries of show or anything really, but I hope this helps. If you like Downton and other period shows, you’ll probably like this one too.

        Celebitchy- Cover more midwifery!!! 🙂

    • booboocita says:

      I thought I was the only one! Wonderful series! I’m a total “Chummie” fan! The first season is on Netflix if you haven’t caught it yet; go see!

    • BuggyMae says:

      Long time lurker, but this… THIS! Adore Call The Midwife! Halfway thru the 2nd book right now. I, as well, thought it was just me.

      • Ally8 says:

        One of the best episodes of the Graham Norton chat show has Adele and Miranda Hart on at the same time. Highly recommend YouTube-ing it.

  3. Jann says:

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

    • Chelsea's handler says:

      He’s not. He’s a Kiwi. You’re off the hook.

      • kel says:

        He is Australian – although born in NZ he was mostly raised in Oz, lives there and holds an Australian passport. Although I doubt either country wants to claim him when he constantly acts like such a dickhead.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        He also has a New Zealand passport/citizenship too I believe. But that’s really OK, the Ozzies can honestly keep him. 🙂

      • ClaireNZ says:

        Definately still keeps his NZ passport – Rachel McAdams said she always thought he was 100% Australian until he showed her his NZ passport.

  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”.

    • GoodCapon says:


    • Steph says:

      I agree! He’s a rage monster but man, that would be so annoying, trying to have a conversation and eat while people keep coming up to your table to ask for a photo or autograph.

    • Amanda_SB says:

      He was just plain rude to her. No excuse for the way he treated her. Russell Crowe, the Diplomat, he is not. He needs to remember how he got to where he is. There have to be thousands of other actors who are at least as talented as he is, if not more so. He simply won the lottery.

      • Lauren says:

        I agree! Some of these comments are acting like Russell was just annoyed about fans interrupting his dinner but it is a well known fact that he is a douche bag and unnecessarily rude to many many people.

    • holly hobby says:

      Or he took one look at her and didn’t think she’s a “hot fan” so he told her to f-o. I wouldn’t put it past him to think that. What a dick. He ruined Les Miz – him and Annie “I look like my gay brother” Hathaway.

      • Allani says:

        I agree, this is the first thing I thought of . . no way would he have told rebel to f-k off if she was a skinny, hot model type. Russell is an obnoxious over-rated twit who needs to take a good look at himself in the mirror. Oh yeah, and as an Australian, I agree with earlier comments – he is definitely a New Zealander lol.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree he could have handled the situation much better…

      At the same time though, it is REALLY rude to interrupt people when they are having dinner, especially if you don’t know them personally.

      • Lou says:

        I feel like it’s okay if you’re going to thank them for something like a scholarship. Rebel wasn’t going to ask of a photo or anything.

      • Lia says:

        What an unforgivable, disgraceful way to speak to a young woman.

  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.

    • Abby says:

      OMG YES. She would be perfect!! She’s kind of made a niche in wedding movies these days.

  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.

    • mercy says:

      Yes, but she had a good reason. If I were Nicole, I would have loved to hear what she had to say.

      Cheers to Nicole for starting the scholarship.

    • Ella says:

      When does anyone ever get “invited” to approach a table? If I see a friend or colleague in a restaurant, I stop at their table and say hi.

      • TeresaKansas says:

        There is never a “reason” for bad manners. And Russel Crowe is neither a “friend” nor “colleague” of Ms Wilson’, and this was hardly your informal hometown buffet setting.

      • TeresaKansas says:

        I sowyyy, while I still stand behind my opinions, I’m in a bad mood and it shows.
        Everyone please have a great day, tomorrow is Fridayyy!

    • Lou says:

      A smile and nod wouldn’t have made sense, as Nicole hadn’t met her and wouldn’t know her.

      She didn’t go to the table to talk to Russell, so he had no right to tell her to eff off.

  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.

    • Jen says:

      Now that would be an AMAZING dinner party. Everybody would eat and they’d make stupid jokes in their awesome accents and then EVERYBODY WOULD SING.

    • Abby says:

      Add Jennifer lawrence and I pretty much would pee my pants at this dinner. What fun people.

  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.

    • PortlandJan says:

      Russell was hot in his “Gladiator” days but now? He looks like an old biker whose lawyer had to clean him up for a bail hearing.

  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!