'Celebrity IOU': Rebel Wilson asked her hairdresser out for a drink because she had no friends in the US

They had a client-hairdresser relationship, in which both were focussed on getting work done until Rebel asked if Nicole would like to go out on for a few drinks with her


                            'Celebrity IOU': Rebel Wilson asked her hairdresser out for a drink because she had no friends in the US
Drew Scott, Rebel Wilson and Jonathan Scott (media handout)

HGTV has returned with Episode 5 of 'Celebrity IOU' starring Rebel Wilson. The Australian comedian-actress has joined forces with Drew and Jonathan Scott to spruce up her friend Nicole's backyard which seemed like a huge land of nothing.

Heartwarming gesture, yes, but not very surprising given how thick their friendship is. They first met nine years ago, before 'Bridesmaids' was filmed. They had a client-hairdresser relationship, in which both were focussed on getting work done until Rebel asked if Nicole would like to go out on for a few drinks with her. 

"It's always weird to go from like hairdresser-client to friends. I think it was me that I said 'do you wanna go grab a drink after work' because I really had no friends," the star shared.

Nicole remembered how "frightened" she was to meet her for the first time thinking Rebel would be mean to her. But with time, she realized that her stardom had nothing to do with the genuine person she has always been. 

Their interviews were interspersed with their time together over the years. In one, they seem to be enjoying some chill time with drinks while indulging in a grooming session. Rebel and Nicole share a solid bond, where there seems to be no scope for ego or a false sense of entitlement. 

"She's so genuine when she gives me advice. It's from the heart and she doesn't have any vested interest in my career. Yeah, she's just an awesome person," the 'Pitch Perfect' actress said. 

Because they share something so special and unbreakable, Rebel wanted to go all out in her effort to gift her something that would add value to Nicole's home, which she bought by exhausting all of her savings.

The 'Property Brothers' told her they would be creating a lounge area complete with a seating arrangement and a television unit, which will be complemented by a barbeque table and a well-groomed garden with tropical plants. 

It was already too much work to fit in four-weeks time and Rebel made it all the more challenging by asking for a pool. The hosts and design experts didn't promise her to incorporate a pool into their design plan but by the end of their deadline, they pulled it off. 

Catch all the new episodes of 'Celebrity IOU' on HGTV every Monday.

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