Rebel Wilson wasn’t completely convinced she had the right answer on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? that she gambled $93,000 (£67,000) of her own money.
The 40-year-old Pitch Perfect actress put her general knowledge to the test on the celebrity spin-off version of the show last night, which was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Having flown through the competition, Rebel faced difficulty when she reached the $250,000 (£182,000) question, which asked what the first coins made by the US mint were rumoured to have been made from.
The answers she could choose from were: A) Alexander Hamilton’s gold inkwell, B) Ben Franklin’s pewter beer steins, C) Martha Washington’s silverware, or D) Thomas Jefferson’s copper sink.
Although Rebel had already won $125,000 (£95,000) for the School of St. Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, she was only guaranteed to take home $32,000 (£23,000) if she picked the wrong answer.
But Rebel was in a gambling mood.
‘This is a heavy US question,’ she said. ‘Unfortunately, because I didn’t go to school in America, I’m pretty sure I know who all the presidents were, but I don’t know the timeline.’
‘For some reason, I’m thinking Martha Washington’s silverware, but it’s a complete guess,’ Rebel continued, as she mulled over the question.
‘But maybe I’m gonna take the gamble, knowing that I could personally donate to the charity if I’m wrong.’
‘You would make up the $93,000 yourself?’ Jimmy asked.
‘I would,’ Rebel vowed. ‘I’m that type of girl.’
‘Which is very nice,’ Jimmy replied. ‘Also, a little bit crazy.’
‘It’s a little bit crazy,’ Rebel confessed. ‘But I’d hate to lose it for my own. I’m just gonna go with answer C. And final answer. Knowing my charity can’t lose either way.’
‘You took a one-in-four shot at this,’ Jimmy said slowly, before revealing she had got the answer right.
Rebel ended up securing an impressive $250,000 for her chosen charity as she crashed out of the competition on the following question.
Not bad going, eh?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? airs on ABC in the US.
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