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'How to be Single' star Rebel Wilson received death threats from One Direction fans after hugging Harry

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Published 20/02/2016 | 07:42

Too close Rebel! - Rebel Wilson on The Ellen De Generes Show with one Direction
Too close Rebel! - Rebel Wilson on The Ellen De Generes Show with one Direction

Pitch Perfect star Rebel Wilson received death threats from One Direction fans after getting too close to the boy band during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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The actress, an avid fan of the band, surprised Harry Styles and company when they appeared on the U.S. talk show late last year, but young devotees did not appreciate her getting up close and personal to their pin-ups - especially when she pretended to molest Styles.

Returning to the Ellen show for an episode that airs on Friday, Rebel told the host the fans weren't kind.

"Basically, I got accused of sexually assaulting Harry Styles," she said. "These little girls, I think they were about 12, were very, very unhappy with that.

Rebel Wilson on The Ellen De Generes Show with one Direction
Rebel Wilson on The Ellen De Generes Show with one Direction

"We're just, like, two professional entertainers having a good time. And he really enjoyed it, and I told them that on Twitter and then, they just sent me more death threats... They love them and they think they're gonna be with them, and I'm like, 'Well, you guys never, like, are with them, so..."

The Bridesmaids star, who recently tried to pick up Justin Bieber at the first show of Jennifer Lopez's Las Vegas residency, also told Ellen she has a major crush on rapper Drake and chose him over the likes of Styles, Bieber, Zac Efron, Leonardo Di Caprio and fellow Australian Liam Hemsworth in a game of Who'd You Rather?

She also revealed she had attempted to get Drake cast as her lover, adding, "I really wanted Drake to be my love interest in Pitch Perfect but it hasn't yet happened."

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