Ruby Rose On Why She Left Australia & More

There’s no denying that Ruby Rose has had a pretty successful year, given her role in Orange is the New Black, plus being co-host at the MTV EMAs and her upcoming role in John Wick 2.

However, the highly successful actress seems unsure of how to feel about the fact that Australia has only embraced her after her success overseas.

When speaking to at the GQ Awards in Sydney, Ruby had this to say: “There are so many talented people who worked really hard within Australia, they work their butt off and they don’t get the credit that they deserve and they don’t get the awards that they should get, and they don’t get the [magazine] covers they deserve.”

“Because we wait as a country, we wait for them to make it big overseas and I don’t necessarily agree with that. So yes, as soon as I got Orange, and as soon as America kind of embraced me, I’ve had this huge resurgence in Australia and I love that and I love people loving me here again, because it’s been a tumultuous ride.”

When looking back on when she left, Ruby is still confident that she “needed to leave” when she did: “I think people were sick of me and I think that I had done everything in Australia that I could do, like literally I had a clothing brand, a radio show, I hosted my own TV show, there wasn’t really anything I wasn’t doing.”

“I think maybe in that regard I should have done things differently in my career because I was everywhere. But at the same time, when you’re getting those opportunities and that’s your dream to do that job, it’s really hard to say no, so my relationship when I left was like ‘oh my god, they hate me’.”

“And that’s my country and I was born here and this is where my heart is and I felt like I have to leave, I had to leave. I wanted to try and make it somewhere else and do something different.”

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Ruby Rose On Why She Left Australia & More
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Ruby Rose On Why She Left Australia & More
Ruby Rose discussed why she left Australia and how her success has changed Australia's perception of her at the GQ Awards.