Rebel Wilson Reveals Dispute Over Plans for 'Pitch Perfect 3'
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According to the 'Bridesmaids' star, the original stars clash with studio bosses over plans to replace them with younger cast in the upcoming third installment.

AceShowbiz - In a memoir excerpt "Rebel Rising" obtained by People, Rebel Wilson reveals behind-the-scenes drama surrounding "Pitch Perfect 3." The studio allegedly planned to hire a new cast for the third movie, deeming the original Bellas too "old."

"None of us original Bellas were happy about this," Wilson said. She and the other original cast members refused to accept this, leading to negotiations that resulted in Rebel securing a $10 million salary. "Cue the big bucks," she joked.

Previously, Wilson had received $3,500 for her cameo in "Bridesmaids." However, her pay for the first "Pitch Perfect" movie increased significantly to $65,000 before it eventually multiplied into millions by the third film.

In a previous interview with New York Times, she said, "Did they [the studio] make a ton of money from the 'Pitch Perfect' movies? Yes. … Did I use that leverage to my advantage? Yes. And in the 11th hour, I go, 'You know, that’s a lovely offer of $9 million. But I need one more to make it 10.' "

Wilson played the iconic Fat Amy in the "Pitch Perfect" series, which followed the Barden Bellas, a collegiate a cappella singing group. The cast included Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, and Ester Dean.

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