Why Rebel Wilson Had To Get Permission From Britney Spears For A Scene In Her New Netflix Movie

Actress Rebel Wilson has never been one to shy away from showing off her dance moves. From revealing her killer choreography as Fat Amy in Pitch Perfect to her purr-fectly spirited movements in cats, we’ll next see this Aussie performer continue to move in Netflix’s Senior Year. However, there was one particular dance sequence scene that Rebel Wilson needed to do, and it came from the one and only Britney Spears.

Senior Year sees Rebel Wilson playing a woman going back to finish her senior year in high school after being in a 20-year comaso be prepared to see plenty of late ’90s and early 2000s nostalgia. You can’t get more nostalgic than this lucky comedic actress having the chance to recreate Britney Spears’ (You Drive Me) Crazy music video for a particular scene in the film. Rebel Wilson spoke to Entertainment Tonight about showing respect to the former teeny bopper by asking for Britney Spears’ permission before recreating her video. She explained:

We had to get Britney’s permission. I was really nervous [thinking]’Oh my gosh, I hope she knows we’re [paying] homage to her with this.’ It was really awesome that she gave permission to do it… ‘Crazy’ was just such a cool song, such an iconic video clip… I just thought that would be really cool.

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