Some phrases stick with you for forever, and the memorable line “Don’t chop the dinosaur, Daddy” is one of them.If you ever watched TV in the 2000s, you’d remember the catchphrase from the Natural Confectionery Company advert which aired in 2005. The w…
Some phrases stick with you for forever, and the memorable line "Don't chop the dinosaur, Daddy" is one of them.
If you ever watched TV in the 2000s, you'd remember the catchphrase from the Natural Confectionery Company advert which aired in 2005. The words were spoken by an adorable little girl telling her father not to chop a dinosaur-shaped lolly in half.
RELATED: What happened to the 'Why not both' girl?
Fifteen years on, Joanna Hunt-Prokhovnik, who appeared in the ad when she was a child, is all grown up. But she hasn't pursued a career in acting.
The 24-year-old is studying integral energetics, which is a form of stress-reduction therapy. According to her LinkedIn profile, she has also worked in administration for several companies as well as in sales.
RELATED: The best ads from the '80s and '90s
The young actress' career took off after the success of the ad, even being nominated for an AFI award for Best Young Actress after appearing in the 2005 Australian feature film Three Dollars, where she played the daughter of the two main characters, played by David Wenham and Frances O'Connor.
She was later cast in the 2006 drama, Irresistible, acting alongside some impressive names including Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill and Emily Blunt. She played Sarandon's on-screen daughter.
Hunt-Prokhovnik filmed a follow-up "Chop it!" commercial in 2008 for the Natural Confectionery Company, but has since stepped back from the spotlight. Instead, the Melbourne-based woman has been focusing on a career path that is more spiritual than it is dramatic.
Even though Hunt-Prokhovnik is no longer on our screens, we still have her to thank for not being able to see a lolly dinosaur without thinking "Chop it".
Source: Entertainment News, TV and Celebrity Gossip - 9Celebrity https://celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/what-happened-to-dont-chop-the-dinosaur-girl/8a13d0c9-4952-4861-bf84-78a2ebdfba98