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Rebel Wilson and Magda Szubanski lead the arrivals at the AO Inspirational Series Lunch

They’re two of Australia’s funniest ladies, and on Thursday, Rebel Wilson and Magda Szubanski teamed up for the AO Inspirational Series Lunch at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Rebel, 39, and Magda, 58, happily posed for photos together ahead of the event, with the two women caught sharing a laugh in a candid moment.

The annual luncheon attracted a star-studded crowd, with Elyse Knowles, Liz Ellis and Cathy Freeman also making it onto the guest list.

Game on: They’re two of Australia’s funniest ladies, and on Thursday, Rebel Wilson (right) and Magda Szubanski (left) teamed up for the AO Inspirational Series Lunch at the Australian Open in Melbourne

Rebel delivered the keynote address at this year’s luncheon, following in the footsteps of US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 70, who held the honour last year.

‘I’m really looking forward to coming to the Australian Open,’ Rebel told the Herald Sun last week. 

‘I love tennis – watching it, playing it – when I was last at Melbourne Park actually I played a mixed-doubles with Lleyton Hewitt and Todd Woodbridge which WENT OFF! 

Funny girls: Rebel, 39, and Magda, 58, happily posed for photos together ahead of the event, with the two women caught sharing a laugh in a candid moment

Funny girls: Rebel, 39, and Magda, 58, happily posed for photos together ahead of the event, with the two women caught sharing a laugh in a candid moment

Leading the pack: Rebel delivered the keynote address at this year's luncheon, following in the footsteps of US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 70, who held the honour last year

Leading the pack: Rebel delivered the keynote address at this year’s luncheon, following in the footsteps of US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, 70, who held the honour last year

Looking good: The Pitch Perfect star showed off her recent weight loss in a chic emerald green satin shirtdress

Looking good: The Pitch Perfect star showed off her recent weight loss in a chic emerald green satin shirtdress

‘I’m also excited about being part of the AO Inspirational Series and giving a keynote address sharing personal stories of success and growth.’

The Pitch Perfect star showed off her recent weight loss in a chic emerald green satin shirtdress.

It featured a belted waist, and she paired it with nude-coloured pointy-toe stilettos.

'I'm really looking forward to coming to the Australian Open,' Rebel told the Herald Sun last week

‘I’m really looking forward to coming to the Australian Open,’ Rebel told the Herald Sun last week

'I'm also excited about being part of the AO Inspirational Series and giving a keynote address sharing personal stories of success and growth,' she told the Herald Sun

‘I’m also excited about being part of the AO Inspirational Series and giving a keynote address sharing personal stories of success and growth,’ she told the Herald Sun

Rubbing shoulders: In addition to Magda, Rebel also posed for photos alongside Australian Open CEO Craig Tiley (far left) and Tennis Australia chair Jayne Hrdlicka (far right)

Rubbing shoulders: In addition to Magda, Rebel also posed for photos alongside Australian Open CEO Craig Tiley (far left) and Tennis Australia chair Jayne Hrdlicka (far right)

Her long blonde hair was styled in a ’60s-inspired updo, with volume at the roots and face-framing layers left loose.   

In addition to Magda, Rebel also posed for photos alongside Australian Open CEO Craig Tiley and Tennis Australia chair Jayne Hrdlicka. 

Meanwhile, Magda opted for a decidedly more casual look, stepping out in black leggings, which she wore under an ethnic-inspired print kaftan.

Keeping it casual: Magda opted for a decidedly more casual look, stepping out in black leggings, which she wore under an ethnic-inspired print kaftan

Keeping it casual: Magda opted for a decidedly more casual look, stepping out in black leggings, which she wore under an ethnic-inspired print kaftan

Undercover: The former Kath & Kim star proudly showed off her floppy straw hat as she posed for photos ahead of the luncheon

Undercover: The former Kath & Kim star proudly showed off her floppy straw hat as she posed for photos ahead of the luncheon

The former Kath & Kim star also donned sneakers and a floppy straw hat.  

Cathy Freeman made a rare public appearance at the luncheon, stepping out in a pair of cropped black and white patterned pants.

The 46-year-old former sprinter also wore a black T-shirt under a white blazer, and completed her ensemble with a pair of black patent leather brogues.   

Top of the crops: Cathy Freeman made a rare public appearance at the luncheon, stepping out in a pair of cropped black and white patterned pants

Jungle fever: Elyse Knowles opted for a safari-inspired shirt-dress, and wore her long blonde hair loose

Top of the crops: Cathy Freeman (left) stepped out in a pair of cropped black and white patterned pants, while Elyse Knowles (right) opted for a safari-inspired shirt-dress

Elyse Knowles opted for a safari-inspired shirt-dress, and wore her long blonde hair loose.

The 27-year-old model accessorised with strappy black sandals, and wore a cross-body handbag. 

Famed musician Gladys Knight was also at the star-studded luncheon.

Star power: Famed musician Gladys Knight was also at the star-studded luncheon. The 75-year-old Midnight Train to Georgia singer looked chic in a long black summer coat

Star power: Famed musician Gladys Knight was also at the star-studded luncheon. The 75-year-old Midnight Train to Georgia singer looked chic in a long black summer coat

Silver linings: The smiling singer accessorised with a pair of dangly silver earrings, and appeared to have been having a great time at the event

Silver linings: The smiling singer accessorised with a pair of dangly silver earrings, and appeared to have been having a great time at the event

The 75-year-old Midnight Train to Georgia singer looked chic in a long black summer coat, which she wore over a white T-shirt.

She also donned black cigarette pants, and accessorised with black and silver patterned stilettos and dangly silver earrings. 

Shaynna Blaze looked glamorous in a black and white polka dress, which sat off one shoulder.

Spot on: Shaynna Blaze looked glamorous in a black and white polka dress, which sat off one shoulder

Float on: Michala Banas looked stunning in a printed boho-style wrap dress. The 41-year-old former McLeod's Daughters actress accessorised simply with tan sandals

Spot on: Shaynna Blaze looked glamorous in a black and white polka dress, while Michala Banas looked stunning in a printed boho-style wrap dress

The 56-year-old Block judge accessorised with black heels and hoop earrings. 

Michala Banas looked stunning in a printed boho-style wrap dress. 

The 41-year-old former McLeod’s Daughters actress accessorised simply with tan sandals and a thin silver pendant necklace. 

Chic: Catriona Rowntree also opted for a boho-inspired dress, stepping out in a patriotic green and yellow floaty chiffon gown

Feeling fresh: Ita Buttrose also attended, dressed in black trousers with a mint green blouse

Chic: Catriona Rowntree (left) also opted for a boho-inspired dress, while Ita Buttrose (right) dressed in black trousers with a mint green blouse

Catriona Rowntree also opted for a boho-inspired dress, stepping out in a patriotic green and yellow floaty chiffon gown. 

The 48-year-old TV presenter accessorised with tan espadrilles and dangly green earrings.   

Ita Buttrose also attended, dressed in black trousers with a mint green blouse.

Flower child: TV presenter Lauren Phillips looked stylish in a red mini-dress patterned with a white daisy print

Flower child: TV presenter Lauren Phillips looked stylish in a red mini-dress patterned with a white daisy print

Feeling blue: Author Liane Moriarty (left) was also at the luncheon, stepping out in a blue floral-print wrap dress. Pictured with Jayne Hrdlicka

Feeling blue: Author Liane Moriarty (left) was also at the luncheon, stepping out in a blue floral-print wrap dress. Pictured with Jayne Hrdlicka

The 78-year-old chairperson of the ABC wore snakeskin flats and carried a tan designer handbag. 

Lauren Phillips looked stylish in a red mini-dress patterned with a white daisy print.

The 32-year-old Weekend Today presenter accessorised simply with a pair of high-heeled cream sandals.  

Best friends: Former Block contestants Bianca Chatfield (left) and Carla Dziwoki (right) were also in attendance, with both professional netball players looking summery in their respective ensembles

Best friends: Former Block contestants Bianca Chatfield (left) and Carla Dziwoki (right) were also in attendance, with both professional netball players looking summery in their respective ensembles

Going green: Liz Ellis attended the event in an olive green shift dress with a ruffle down one side and a pair of patterned nude high-heeled sandals

Going green: Liz Ellis attended the event in an olive green shift dress with a ruffle down one side and a pair of patterned nude high-heeled sandals

Author Liane Moriarty was also at the luncheon, stepping out in a blue floral-print wrap dress.

The 53-year-old Big Little Lies writer finished her ensemble with a pair of nude-coloured stilettos. 

Former Block contestants Bianca Chatfield and Carla Dziwoki were also in attendance, with both professional netball players looking summery in their respective ensembles.

All wrapped up: Casey Dellacqua looked stylish in a red and white patterned wrap dress. The 34-year-old former tennis player added an element of comfort with a pair of white sneakers

Heavy metal: The who's who of Australia's tennis was out in force, with Alicia Molik also in attendance, dressed in a metallic skirt with a black peasant-style blouse

All wrapped up: Casey Dellacqua (left) looked stylish in a red and white patterned wrap dress, while Alicia Molik (right) paired a metallic skirt with a black peasant-style blouse

Bianca, 37, opted for a white dress with shoestring straps, while Carla, also 37, stepped out in a black dress with leopard-print shoes. 

Liz Ellis attended the event in an olive green shift dress with a ruffle down one side.

The 47-year-old retired netball player completed her ensemble with a pair of patterned nude high-heeled sandals.  

Purple reign: Livinia Nixon looked fashionable in a fuchsia-coloured dress, which hugged her curves

Peachy keen: Celebrity cook Ash Pollard donned apricot-coloured shorts, which she paired with a white linen shirt

Purple reign: Livinia Nixon (left) looked fashionable in a fuchsia-coloured dress, while Ash Pollard (right) donned apricot-coloured shorts, which she paired with a white linen shirt

Casey Dellacqua looked stylish in a red and white patterned wrap dress.

The 34-year-old former tennis player added an element of comfort with a pair of white sneakers. 

The who’s who of Australia’s tennis was out in force, with Alicia Molik also in attendance.

Jump to it: Former Australian senator Natasha Stott Despoja looked summery in a white belted jumpsuit

Shining star: Former Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki added some sparkle in a metallic skater dress

Shining stars: Former Australian senator Natasha Stott Despoja (left) looked summery in a white belted jumpsuit, while former Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki (right) added some sparkle in a metallic skater dress

The 39-year-old former tennis champ paired a metallic skirt with a black peasant-style blouse. 

Livinia Nixon looked fashionable in a fuchsia-coloured dress, which hugged her curves.

The 44-year-old TV presenter accessorised with studded slip-on sandals, and wore her long blonde hair in a high ponytail. 

Skirting the issue: Daisy Pearce stepped out in a black skirt, which she paired with a khaki green button-up shirt

Skirting the issue: Daisy Pearce stepped out in a black skirt, which she paired with a khaki green button-up shirt

In the details: The 31-year-old Australian rules footballer accessorised a black cross-body handbag, dangly earrings, and wore aviator sunglasses tucked into the front of her shirt

In the details: The 31-year-old Australian rules footballer accessorised a black cross-body handbag, dangly earrings, and wore aviator sunglasses tucked into the front of her shirt

Celebrity cook Ash Pollard donned apricot-coloured shorts, which she paired with a white linen shirt.

The 34-year-old former My Kitchen Rules contestant carried a vibrant yellow box clutch purse, and accessorised with gold hoop earrings and nude heels.   

Former Australian senator Natasha Stott Despoja looked summery in a white belted jumpsuit.

The dark side: Sarah Abo was also at the event, and looked chic in a black linen jumpsuit. The 60 Minutes reporter completed her ensemble with strappy white heels

All white now: Former Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones, 34, stepped out in a white sundress and nude flats, accessorising with red accents

Black and white: Sarah Abo (left) was also at the event, and looked chic in a black linen jumpsuit, while former Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones (right) wore a white sundress

The 50-year-old politician rounded out her ensemble with a pair of brightly coloured coral sandals.   

Former Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki added some sparkle in a metallic skater dress.

The 29-year-old sportswoman accessorised with black high heels and hoop earrings. 

Flower power: Philanthropist Susan Alberti, 72, looked elegant in a red floral print skirt, which she paired with a matching blazer

Best bud: Wendy Turnbull was another beloved face in the crowd, with the 67-year-old former tennis champion stepping out in black pants and a floral print shirt

Flower power: Philanthropist Susan Alberti (left) looked elegant in a red floral print skirt, while former tennis champ Wendy Turnbull (right) wore black pants and a floral print shirt

Daisy Pearce stepped out in a black skirt, which she paired with a khaki green button-up shirt.

The 31-year-old Australian rules footballer accessorised with black sandals, a black cross-body handbag, dangly earrings, and wore aviator sunglasses tucked into the front of her shirt.  

Sarah Abo was also at the event, and looked chic in a black linen jumpsuit.

Red hot: Former MasterChef star Sarah Todd, 33, looked glamorous in a red satin jumpsuit, which she teamed with a black handbag and studded nude sandals

Prints charming: Channel Nine presenter Jo Hall, 61, opted for a white floral-print dress, which she paired with red shoes

Red hot: Former MasterChef star Sarah Todd (left) looked glamorous in a red satin jumpsuit, while Channel Nine presenter Jo Hall (right) opted for a white floral-print dress

The 60 Minutes reporter completed her ensemble with strappy white heels and bauble earrings. 

Former Olympic swimmer Leisel Jones, 34, stepped out in a white sundress and nude flats, accessorising with red accents. 

Philanthropist Susan Alberti, 72, looked elegant in a red floral print skirt, which she paired with a matching blazer. 

Tropical: Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, 57, donned a burnt orange dress patterned with black palm leaves

Tropical: Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, 57, donned a burnt orange dress patterned with black palm leaves

Mix and match: TV presenter Jo Stanley, 47, looked stylish in a pair of green patterned pants, which she paired with a cream camisole top

Mix and match: TV presenter Jo Stanley, 47, looked stylish in a pair of green patterned pants, which she paired with a cream camisole top

Wendy Turnbull was another beloved face in the crowd, with the 67-year-old former tennis champion stepping out in black pants and a floral print shirt. 

Former MasterChef star Sarah Todd, 33, looked glamorous in a red satin jumpsuit, which she teamed with a black handbag and studded nude sandals. 

Channel Nine presenter Jo Hall, 61, opted for a white floral-print dress, which she paired with red shoes.  

Mellow yellow: Television journalist Alicia Loxley, 38, stepped out in a pastel yellow dress with a gathered waist

Mellow yellow: Television journalist Alicia Loxley, 38, stepped out in a pastel yellow dress with a gathered waist

Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty, 57, donned a burnt orange dress patterned with black palm leaves.

TV presenter Jo Stanley, 47, looked stylish in a pair of green patterned pants, which she paired with a cream camisole top.  

Meanwhile, television journalist Alicia Loxley, 38, stepped out in a pastel yellow dress with a gathered waist.  

'I love tennis - watching it, playing it - when I was last at Melbourne Park actually I played a mixed-doubles with Lleyton Hewitt and Todd Woodbridge which WENT OFF!' said Rebel

‘I love tennis – watching it, playing it – when I was last at Melbourne Park actually I played a mixed-doubles with Lleyton Hewitt and Todd Woodbridge which WENT OFF!’ said Rebel

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