Rebel Wilson says the comedy world is still dominated by men and admits she often feels like she is trying to  "embellish a very small, small role, that's not normally as well developed as the male roles."

The 40-year-old star said there has been "a lot of change" with the success of films such as Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, but acknowledges that there is still a long way to go to level the playing field.

Speaking to The Sun, the Australian actress said she "definitely" believes "it's still a male dominated industry".

"I've been living mainly in America for the past decade and when I first went over to America I had to work under very successful male comedians," she said/

"I did work for Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Sacha Baron Cohen.

"These guys were very powerful in the industry and I kind of had to slot into their material. You don’t ever get to be the star and you don’t necessarily get a favourable edit or as good role.

"You’re more trying to embellish a very small, small role, that’s not normally as well developed as the male roles."

In the same interview, Wilson insisted the royal family ''secretly love it'' when people poke fun at them and weren't offended by her BAFTA jokes.

''I'm friends with someone in the Royal Family and they say all the royals have a great sense of humour and they secretly love it.

''I don't think they were setting me up for failure, because this person is very genuine," she said.

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