Anya Taylor-Joy Reveals her Hilarious Post-Emmy Tradition


| LAST UPDATE 10/27/2021

By Kayla Black
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When we think of Anya Taylor-Joy, we typically think of her more serious roles in Peaky Blinders or Netflix's hit show, The Queen's Gambit. But she came to remind us that no matter how intense the acting role, she also knows how to goof off and have a good time.

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It all started on October 8th, when the 25-year-old actress posted a picture on Instagram to her 7.9 million followers of a shocking sight. The talented star was decked out in a Tigger onesie, along with Cara Delevingne. And as if that wasn't enough, the two pals were standing in a mini inflatable pool filled with Jell-O. Anya clearly wasn't fazed by her peculiar activity, as she nonchalantly captioned the photo, "Happy Friday everyone. Jello wrestling for all."

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People couldn't get enough of the picture, which seemed comically off-brand for the serious actress. The post raked in over half a million likes and countless comments from fans who were dying to learn more about the story behind the photograph. And while at the time, the Miami-born actress had her lips shut, she has since let us in on her little Jell-O secret. And we've got all the slippery details for you.

The award-winning actress broke it down for us on her recent visit on The Ellen Show. She explained to her funny host that she adopted the perfect routine for rewarding herself after doing something scary, ie. attending the Emmy Awards. "Award shows are frightening. They're wonderful, but they're not what I do every day," Anya explained. "So I've made a rule that whenever I do something that's scary, I get to do something ridiculous that I've always wanted to do." And that meant shacking off the panic with Cara. "So out of the couture gown and into the Tigger onesie is the rule of thumb now!" she continued.

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And based on this actress's star potential, something tells us we'll see some more hilarious jello challenges after next year's award season. Luckily she has the next one all lined up: riding a mechanical bull!