Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm’s new film Keeping Up with the Joneses is all about a superspy couple (Hamm and Gal Gadot) who enlists the help of their nosy, average Joe neighbors (Galifianakis and Fisher) to help them take down a technology crime ring.
In the film, Hamm and Gadot’s secret-agent characters have to lie to their new neighbors in order to fit in with the small-town crowd. Of course, it doesn’t last very long.
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So we wondered: Can the stars of Keeping Up with the Joneses hide the truth better than their characters in the movie?
We played two truths and one lie with the cast, and well, it turns out they are pretty good at lying — or the cast members just don’t know each other at all.
We pitted Zach Galifianakis against Jon Hamm, and Isla Fisher against Gal Gadot in a head-to-head battle to see who could sniff out the truth. Admittedly, our lies were pretty tough.
Galifianakis struggled a bit with his card.
“I don’t know the answers to my own rounds,” he admitted.
Good thing he had Hamm there because Hamm did guess the lies.
“Is there a prize?” Galifianakis wanted to know, and Hamm was very unimpressed with my offer of a high-five and some “pride and glory.” Next time I’ll remember to bring chocolate. Or, as Galifianakis suggested, some chinos that say “SheKnows.” Who do I talk to about making that a reality?
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Finally, Gadot and Fisher brought it home for the team. These girls had clearly gotten to know one another during their time on set. Watching them with their families before the interview, it was clear that these ladies were all about motherhood and had bonded over their shared love for their children. Gadot has a 4-year-old daughter, while Fisher has three children with husband Sacha Baron Cohen.
“We love games!” The ladies both said together when I presented the truth and lie cards.
Gadot didn’t even know her own lies, though as she looked at her card she said, “It’s all true.”
Luckily, even she spotted the lies as we went through the rounds. We had to make it tricky, after all, since these actors had spent months together on set.
Some of the best tidbits we learned: Hamm’s first role ever was as Winnie the Pooh in first grade. Galifianakis was fired from SNL after only two weeks. Gadot gained a shit-ton of muscle for her role in Wonder Woman. And Fisher is a baller who published two bestselling novels at only 18.
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Check out Keeping Up with the Joneses in theaters now.
Watch the videos above to find out more fun tidbits about the cast, including which other spy movie Gadot almost starred in and just how much cash Hamm had in his pocket when he moved to Los Angeles.
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