REBEL Wilson is set to be the first Australian to host the MTV Movie Awards next April.
The Australian actress and comedian first earned international acclaim following her performance in the comedy Bridesmaids. Rebel has since appeared in a number of Hollywood films, including Pitch Perfect, What to Expect When You’re Expecting and Bachelorette.
The announcement of her latest gig, the MTV Awards, was made in a promo-sketch where Rebel is held hostage by co-star in Bridesmaids and fellow comedian Matt Lucas.
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The actress confirmed her role on Twitter, saying “Uh huh, secret’s out, I’m starring the MTV Movie Awards in 2013 xx”.
Previous hosts of the MTV Awards have included such big name comedians as Russell Brand, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon and Ben Stiller.
It seems the announcement has been warmly welcomed in the US.
“From the department of really fantastic decision-making: MTV has tapped actress Rebel Wilson to host their annual movie awards,” the Los Angeles Times reported.