While having a new character on Orange is the New Black is noteworthy enough, breakout star Ruby Rose has garnered even more buzz on account of her resemblance to Canadian heartthrob Justin Bieber. Naturally, fans went wile when the two crossed paths in Las Vegas over the weekend.
The OITNB star says that she's been mistaken for Justin. Photo: Getty Images
The friendship first blossomed days earlier, on June 18, when the Canadian singer and the actress – who revealed to Vanity Fair that she's been mistaken for Justin – struck up a witty banter over Twitter. “Nice piano,” the pop star tweeted at the 29-year-old TV star after seeing a pic of her playing piano while being surrounded by paper plates featuring his face. Ruby responded by saying, “You’re welcome to use it anytime.”
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 18, 2015
Putting their friendship on the fast track this past weekend, the duo was introduced backstage during Avicii's show at the Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Beach Club during the Electric Daisy Carnival, and later shared photos from the event.
"Twinning," Ruby wrote alongside a picture of them together on Instagram.
Another post shows Justin taking a selfie while fans look on. "Haha photos of photos of photos," she wrote to her 2.5 million followers.
Over the weekend the "Baby" singer also posted a couple of the same pics to his 30 million followers and gave his fans a couple of surprise performances. He took over the stage on Saturday afternoon for an impromptu rendition of his song "Where Are Ü Now" at Las Vegas hotspot Drai's and later that night warmed up the crowd with a drum solo before Chris Brown's performance at the club.
Meanwhile, Australian actress Ruby has been gaining attention for her role as Stella on Orange is the New Black . Her Justin Bieber-esque appearance was even used as a joke on the show when inmate Alex, played by Laura Prepon, called her the singer's name .
Ruby is currently engaged to clothing designer Phoebe Dahl , the granddaughter of legendary Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory author Roald Dahl , but the couple put their wedding on hold when Ruby landed the much talked-about role.