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Rebel Wilson, one of the breakout stars from this year’s comedy Pitch Perfect, has been tapped to host the MTV Movie Awards for 2013.
MTV made the announcement on Thursday with a video revealing that the Australian actress will host the show, which will air on MTV live on April 14. The awards are handed out at the Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, California.
MTV Movie Awards
The special announcement aired during Thursday’s Jersey Shore finale.
According to Entertainment Weekly, this is the first time that a woman has hosted MTV’s awards show since Sarah Silverman in 2007. It does continue MTV’s recent trend of picking comedians to host the show. Recent hosts have included Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari and Russell Brand.
Wilson was introduced to American audiences with Bridesmaids, in which she played Kristen Wiig’s roommate. She has gone on to star in Bachelorette, What to Expect When You're Expecting and Pitch Perfect. She played the scene-stealing Fat Amy in that film.
She also made a memorable appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards, dressing in a bikini T-shirt to present the Best Female Video award to The Wanted.