New interview of Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry and Sarah Hyland in Australia, with SBS:
“I brought my mother so that she would be the tour guide,” the 19-year-old star of the book-turned-movie says in Sydney.
“My first day here, we walked to the Botanical Gardens and the Opera House and to the museum. We snuck into the State Theatre to see it all. I’m staying an extra two days to see the beach.”
But Deutch has another person she can turn to for sightseeing help.
Her co-star in Vampire Academy is Aussie actress Lucy Fry.
While Fry calls Brisbane home, she did write a list for Deutch and instructed her on the art of eating a Tim Tam.
“I had a Tim Tam this morning,” Deutch says.
“A fan brought it at the signing yesterday and I dipped it in my coffee. It was phenomenal.”
Fry could also give some advice to another co-star, with Sarah Hyland in town to film Modern Family.
Hyland will attend the Vampire Academy premiere in Sydney and Deutch says they’ve been keeping in touch.
Unlike her Modern Family role, Hyland plays a nerdy vampire in the film, based on Richelle Mead’s book series.
She starts hanging out with fellow vampire Lissa (Fry) and her half-human/half vampire guardian-in-training Rose (Deutch) when they return to the academy, which they believe holds more dangers for them than the outside world.
“I like to do more local things,” she told AAP.
“I did some flea market shopping at Paddy’s Markets and got a boomerang, didgeridoo and coasters.”
Hyland also hasn’t ruled out trying some local cuisine, such as crocodile.
“I’ve eaten alligator before in New Orleans, so maybe (I’ll try crocodile),” she said.
However, the thought of eating kangaroo makes her uncomfortable.
“I don’t think I can eat kangaroo. I don’t think I can pull myself to do it.”
She’s not a fan of Vegemite, either.
“I’ve tried Vegemite before in the States,” she said. “I’m not the biggest fan of it. I think it’s something you have to grow up with.”