How Anya Taylor-Joy Ended Up Jell-O Wrestling in a Onesie After the 2021 Emmys

As a reward for going to the 2021 Emmys, Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy got to do "something ridiculous that I've always wanted to do." That something was Jell-O wrestling.

By Samantha Schnurr Oct 26, 2021 1:35 PMTags
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First comes the Emmys, then comes...Jell-O wrestling?

For Anya Taylor-Joy, that was precisely the schedule of events when it came time for the 2021 Emmys on Sept. 19. Fans first caught wind of her activity on Instagram, where she posted a shot of their Jell-O wrestling setup. As the Queen's Gambit nominee explained on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the activity was part of a new philosophy she applies to challenging tasks. 

"Award shows are frightening," she told the daytime talk show host. "They're really wonderful, but it's just not really what I do everyday, so I made a rule that whenever I do something that's scary, I get to do something ridiculous that I've always wanted to do."

As a result, she swapped her yellow Dior gown for a Tigger onesie and got to wrestling with Cara Delevingne at her house.

"Cold and green. Surprisingly hard," she described of the Jell-O fight. "Harder than I thought it was going to be."

And slower. "It's very slippery and it's quite slow," she said. "It's almost like Tai Chi."

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Well, there you have it. If you were contemplating spending the night after the Emmys wrestling in Jell-O, here's what you can expect. As for Taylor-Joy, the next activity on her list is riding a mechanical bull. 

"I'm currently working in Savannah and there's a mechanical bull, but we're on night shoots and I'm just desperate to give it a go," she told Ellen DeGeneres. "I want it to be my party trick."