Although she is known for her iconic roles in some of the world's biggest comedy flicks, Rebel Wilson wants to venture into action films.

The Australian actress, 43, recently revealed that she auditioned for a role in the next James Bond movie. 

Speaking to Variety at Cannes Film Festival, the Pitch Perfect star remained tight-lipped as to whether she actually got a role in the major Hollywood picture.

However, she did reveal that it wasn't the role of James Bond that she auditioned for. 

'What was really cool was getting to audition for Bond,' the actress revealed to the publication before explaining how the opportunity came about. 

She bagged the audition, which took place last year, after she contacted the producers of the new Bond film, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G.

Rebel was hosting the 2022 BAFTAS and had several James Bond related jokes prepared for the night that she needed to run buy them. 

She obviously impressed them with her wit, as they then asked her to audition for the action film. 

Elsewhere in the interview, the actress said her hosting role at the BAFTAS was one of the 'hardest gigs' she's ever done.  

'I don’t think people understand because when they watch the show they don’t know that two hours before [the ceremony began], half of it was thrown out and I had to start over,; she explained.

'I was literally in my dressing room at the Royal Albert Hall going, "What do I write? What do I write?" I was lucky I had a live theater background.' 

The next James Bond film is in the early stages of production, and a leading actor has not currently been announced. 

While Rebel is looking to pursue different roles, she revealed in the past that her team worried her staggering 35kg weight loss would affect her acting career, as she was often cast as 'the funny fat girl'. 

She told BBC Breakfast: 'I got a lot of pushback from my own team actually, here in Hollywood, when I said OK, I'm going to do this year of health, I feel like I'm really gonna physically transform and change my life.

'And they were like why? Why would you wanna do that? Because I was earning millions of dollars being the funny fat girl and being that person.' 

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