Rebel Wilson looks slimmer than ever in a little black dress at the AACTA Awards in Sydney


She’s famously shed 35kg (77lbs or 5.5 stone) over the past 18 months. 

And Rebel Wilson’s radical weight loss was on full display when the 41-year-old hit the red carpet of the 2021 AACTA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday.

The Bridesmaids star cloaked her newly svelte figure in a little black dress for the star-studded evening.

Incredible: Rebel Wilson's radical weight loss was on full display when the 41-year-old hit the red carpet of the 2021 AACTA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday

Incredible: Rebel Wilson’s radical weight loss was on full display when the 41-year-old hit the red carpet of the 2021 AACTA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday

The Sydney-born star paired the long-sleeved garment with a simple pair of black heels. 

Wilson wore her wavy blonde tresses loose and flowing for her red carpet turn. 

At one point the A-lister was warmly embraced by The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann.  

Back in black! The Bridesmaids star cloaked her newly svelte figure in a little black dress for the star-studded evening

She's famously shed 35kg (77lbs or 5.5 stone) over the past 18 months

Back in black! The Bridesmaids star cloaked her newly svelte figure in a little black dress for the star-studded evening

Well-heeled: The Sydney-born star paired the long-sleeved garment with a simple pair of black heels. Pictured with Brittany Hockley

Well-heeled: The Sydney-born star paired the long-sleeved garment with a simple pair of black heels. Pictured with Brittany Hockley

Good hair day: Wilson wore her wavy blonde tresses loose and flowing her her red carpet turn

Good hair day: Wilson wore her wavy blonde tresses loose and flowing her her red carpet turn

Accessories: Wilson accessorised with a pair of drop earrings as she wrapped an arm around the Bachelor star

Accessories: Wilson accessorised with a pair of drop earrings as she wrapped an arm around the Bachelor star

Rebel arrived at the Opera House in style, hitching a ride on a golf cart with The Bachelor star and good pal Brittany Hockley. 

It’s not the first time this week Wilson has been given special treatment in Australia.

Upon her arrival in Australia from the US on Monday, the Fat Pizza actress was granted permission by the New South Wales Government to skip mandatory 72-hour quarantine.

Monochrome magic: Rebel's dress featured silver braiding adornments on either side of the garment's full length zipper

Monochrome magic: Rebel’s dress featured silver braiding adornments on either side of the garment’s full length zipper

Pals: At one point the A-lister was warmly embraced by The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann

Pals: At one point the A-lister was warmly embraced by The Great Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann

Catching up: Rebel chats with the director of the forthcoming Elvis Presley biopic

Catching up: Rebel chats with the director of the forthcoming Elvis Presley biopic

Unlike the vast majority of international travellers, Rebel was able to visit a public park at 5pm on Monday – just hours after touching down in Sydney at 8.30am.

The star was pictured at the park spending time with family and friends including her sister Annachi.

Rebel’s manager told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday: ‘Rebel received government permission from NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard.’

Special treatment: Upon her arrival in Australia from the US on Monday, the Fat Pizza actress was granted permission by the New South Wales Government to skip mandatory 72-hour quarantine

Unlike the vast majority of international travellers, Rebel was able to visit a public park at 5pm on Monday - just hours after touching down in Sydney at 8.30am

Special treatment: Upon her arrival in Australia from the US on Monday, the Fat Pizza actress was granted permission by the New South Wales Government to skip mandatory 72-hour quarantine

Friends in high places: Rebel's manager told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday: 'Rebel received government permission from NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard'

Friends in high places: Rebel’s manager told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday: ‘Rebel received government permission from NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard’

The manager was unable to provide the reason for why Rebel was granted the exemption, but did confirm the star ‘has been doing multiple PCR [nose and throat swab] tests’ since her arrival in Sydney.

Rebel was joined at the event by fellow A-listers including Russell Crowe and Taika Waititi.

The actress was pictured reuniting with her sister Annachi at Sydney International Airport moments after disembarking her long-haul flight.

Tested: The manager was unable to provide the reason for why Rebel was granted the exemption, but did confirm the star 'has been doing multiple PCR [nose and throat swab] tests' since her arrival in Sydney

Tested: The manager was unable to provide the reason for why Rebel was granted the exemption, but did confirm the star ‘has been doing multiple PCR [nose and throat swab] tests’ since her arrival in Sydney

Jumping the queue: Under state public health requirements, fully-vaccinated travellers arriving from overseas must isolate at their home or accommodation for 72 hours after arriving in NSW

Jumping the queue: Under state public health requirements, fully-vaccinated travellers arriving from overseas must isolate at their home or accommodation for 72 hours after arriving in NSW

Rebel’s younger sibling helped her with numerous bags as they departed the airport.

Under state public health requirements, fully-vaccinated travellers arriving from overseas must isolate at their home or accommodation for 72 hours after arriving in NSW.

Self-isolation means the person cannot go to public places, including shops, restaurants and parks.

First class treatment: Rebel arrived at the Opera House in style, hitching a ride on a golf cart with The Bachelor star Brittany

First class treatment: Rebel arrived at the Opera House in style, hitching a ride on a golf cart with The Bachelor star Brittany

Please explain: Daily Mail Australia reached out to NSW Health for clarification as to why Rebel was granted the exemption but was not furnished with a reason

Please explain: Daily Mail Australia reached out to NSW Health for clarification as to why Rebel was granted the exemption but was not furnished with a reason

No comment: A NSW Health spokesperson responded: 'NSW Health does not comment on individual cases'

No comment: A NSW Health spokesperson responded: ‘NSW Health does not comment on individual cases’

The 72-hour quarantine rule was implemented in response to the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Daily Mail Australia reached out to NSW Health for clarification as to why Rebel was granted the exemption.

A NSW Health spokesperson responded: ‘NSW Health does not comment on individual cases.’

Health emergency: The 72-hour quarantine rule was implemented in response to the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant

Health emergency: The 72-hour quarantine rule was implemented in response to the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant

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