11 times Fat Amy from Pitch Perfect was our spirit animal

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    Marie Claire’s July cover star Rebel Wilson’s break out role as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect might be one of our favourite comedy debuts of all time. Here’s all the times she was our spirit animal.

    1) When she coined her own nickname

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    2) When shared our attitude towards exercise

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    3) When she crystallised every end-of-a-bad-Tinder-date feeling we’ve ever had.

    Bumper: ‘I have a feeling we should kiss. Is that a good feeling or an incorrect feeling?
    Fat Amy: ‘Well… sometimes I have the feeling I can do crystal meth, but then I think, mmm… better not.’

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    4) When she added this spontaneous shirt-rip to a sing-off

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    The Barden Bellas are back in PITCH PERFECT 2, the follow-up to summer 2012’s smash hit. The comedy will be helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

    5) When she proved glamour and comfort are not an oxymoron

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    The Barden Bellas are back in PITCH PERFECT 2, the follow-up to summer 2012’s smash hit. The comedy will be helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

    6) When she talked up her skill set like a pro

    ‘I’ve wrestled crocodiles and dingoes simultaneously’

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    7) When she overreacted just slightly after having a burrito thrown at her

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    The Barden Bellas are back in PITCH PERFECT 2, the follow-up to summer 2012’s smash hit. The comedy will be helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

    8) When she showed her love through the medium of fashion 

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    The Barden Bellas are back in PITCH PERFECT 2, the follow-up to summer 2012’s smash hit. The comedy will be helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

    9) When she took a pun and ran with it (possibly too far)

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    10) When she couldn’t really think of anything useful to say, other than:

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    11) When her best comeback was the ‘flip the bird out of the pocket’ move

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    Read our interview with Pitch Perfect writer Mickey Rapkin and Rebel Wilson in Marie Claire’s July issue, out now

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