It’s a long and proud Aussie tradition that when visitors cross the seas to visit our shores, we like to mess with them just a little bit.
Usually, we like to make up lavish stories about the local flora and fauna to frighten their socks off (are you even a real Aussie if you don’t tell your international guests a few terrifying stories about Drop Bears?) but this time around, actress and musician Ruby Rose has taken our beloved game in a different direction.
While on a whirlwind Australian press trip with her American Pitch Perfect 3 cast mates Anna Camp and Brittany Snow, Ruby and fellow Australian actress and Pitch Perfect 3 star Rebel Wilson, decided to liven up the intense interview circuit with a few ongoing jokes.
During the world premiere of Pitch Perfect 3 in Sydney, the 31-year-old star told Mamamia Entertainment Editor and host of The Binge podcast Laura Brodnik that Anna and Brittany had been a little floored after finding out about the existence of chicken flavored chips while backstage at the recent ARIA Awards.
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Then, there was something else they didn’t quite understand.
“My favourite part of showing them around is that Brittany and Anna have been asked to say the word ‘Hoyts’ a lot, Ruby said. “Because obviously the premiere is here at the Hoyts Cinema and they thought ‘Hoyts’ meant something completely different, like saying ‘you look Hoyts good!’.
“They thought if someone asked them how they were going they could say ‘I’m having a Hoyts day!’. They thought it was like saying ‘on fleek’ or something. I didn’t want to tell them the truth…
“But then I did end up explaining that it was actually a cinema and they were like ‘oh no, we’ve been using it wrong this whole time!’.”
But that wasn’t the only joke Ruby and Rebel played on their poor American cast mates before they took to the ARIA Awards stage to present the Best International Act award to Harry Styles.