Rebel Wilson may have been fired from movies Kung Fu Panda III and Trolls before magazine articles she claims have damaged her acting career were published, lawyers for Bauer Media say.
The actress' defamation trial against the publisher of Woman's Day entered its second week on Monday, with revelations that she is currently planning to work on new movies following the articles.
Georgina Schoff, QC, for Bauer Media, cross-examined Ms Wilson about a "termination document" for Trolls that was dated "as of" April 2015.
This was about a month before a series of articles were published by several Bauer magazines including Woman's Day. Ms Wilson claims the articles suggest she is a serial liar.
Ms Wilson said she only signed the termination document in July 2015.
"Ms Wilson, you knew very well you were fired from Trolls before the publication of this article," Ms Schoff replied.
"If you didn't know till July, [you knew] when you signed this document that Dreamworks had formed an intention to fire you."
Ms Wilson denied this, saying that the contract may have been "back-dated" in a common practice for Hollywood contracts. She also said that it could have been a "pro forma" document from an earlier time.
The court previously heard that executives behind Kung Fu Panda III told Ms Wilson she was "too divisive" for the movie and replaced her with Kate Hudson.
The Pitch Perfect star confirmed on Monday that this meeting occurred before her agent told her she was being replaced on Trolls by another US actress, Zooey Deschanel.
Ms Wilson argues she missed out on lucrative roles after the articles were published.
Bauer Media maintains no one would have thought less of the actress because of the articles.
Contrary to Ms Wilson's claims she was "practically unemployed" and had only played minor roles in the last two years since the articles were published, Ms Schoff said she had filmed and been paid for Pitch Perfect 3 this year.
She was also due to start filming a new movie, Isn't it Romantic, from July.
Ms Wilson said that she was hopeful this would happen but said: "I'm not sure you quite understand how movies are made in Hollywood ... movies can fall over at the last second. I don't take it as a definite until I'm there on set."
While she tweeted last August: "I will be starring in remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels", Ms Wilson told the court on Monday that this was merely "positive thinking".
When she wrote the tweet, she said she was only developing the movie as a producer. She had not yet signed a contract on the movie.
Since the original Pitch Perfect movie, Ms Wilson told the court she was in a position to be offered lucrative roles.
"But since ... 2016 I didn't book any new roles.
Of course I did little things, but for someone who just starred in the most successful comedy musical of all time, it's very unusual [not to have landed larger roles].
"I'm not claiming my career is ruined forever," she continued.
"I'm a very hard-working and positive person and I will rebuild my career and whilst I wasn't working acting jobs which I loved ... I was furiously developing [movies hoping they would be invested in]."
The court also heard that Ms Wilson believed she was related by marriage to Walt Disney, because her grandmother had told her so since she was a young child. Her grandmother told her that Lillian Bounds, Disney's wife, was either her great aunt, or great-great aunt.
Ms Wilson said that her grandmother had drawn up a family tree to see whether her grandchildren could claim royalties from the Disney family, and denied this was fabricated.
"This wasn't some story I concocted when I became an actress in 1999 ... I'm not sure why my nanna would make up such a story," she said.
"This is before the internet."
The trial continues.
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