Turns out Brynn and her Mexican drinking worm tattoo should never have been on Bridesmaids! Australian actress Rebel Wilson spoke about the role that was created for her in the 2011 sitcom, which was her first breakout role in America.
“My character was not supposed to exist in the movie. I auditioned for the Melissa McCarthy character and was the second choice for that role,” Wilson said of McCarthy’s character Megan while on SiriusXM. The Jess Cagle Show. “I guess they liked my audition and added me to the movie, essentially, so there were never supposed to be two roommates, just one. So I just sort of added myself to the scenes.”
Wilson, 41, made a name for herself by playing the crazy Brynn, the sister of Matt Lucas’ character Gil. They were the roommates of the protagonist Annie (Kristen Wiig).
Wiig, who co-wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film, gave Wilson some freedom to improvise some of his iconic scenes.
“She was America’s biggest comedy star at the time, but she literally said, ‘Whatever you want to do, do it. I don’t care. If you think it’s fun and you want to try it, just do it.’ “Wilson said of Wiig. “And I think that nice, collaborative energy, that must have done to everyone on set, to her and to Paul [Feig] As a director, it meant they had just gotten the funniest and most spontaneous stuff. Almost everything was improvised, all of those things. “
A big change came from Brynn’s “Mexican drinking worm” tattoo.
“That tattoo was originally supposed to be Garfield hip-hop and then that day, they say, we can’t get the Garfield hip-hop rights,” Wilson recalled. “And he had crafted all these jokes about it and then we had to go with the Mexican drinking worm.”
The tattoo proved to be a challenge to Wilson’s hygiene, as she tried to keep it from fading.
“I just filmed Bridesmaids for a week, and for the whole week I had to wrap myself in duct wrap around my torso area so I could get that tattoo in case I wanted to refer to it, “he pointed out.” We only use it on the first day, but just in case. So I didn’t take a good shower all week of Bridesmaids. ”