The Queen’s Gambit Star Anya Taylor-Joy Thought She’d Never Work Again After ‘The Witch’ Role


Actress Anya Taylor-Joy, who made her feature film debut with The Witch six years ago, says she thought her career was over with the role, despite getting praised for her performance as Thomasin in the horror film. “Rob showed us the film, maybe, two hours before the audience screening and I was devastated,” Taylor-Joy told The Hollywood Reporter, reports Last Night in Soho Trailer: Edgar Wright’s First Attempt at Horror Is Zany Enough; the Film Stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie and Matt Smith (Watch Video).

She added: “I thought I’d never work again. I still get shivers thinking about it. It was just the worst feeling of, ‘I have let down the people I love most in the world. I didn’t do it right’.” “And I’m quite verbose, I like to talk, I like to communicate. I did not talk, I just cried. I couldn’t handle seeing my face that large.” The film helped the actress take the lead in projects like “Morgan”, “Split” and “Glass”. She was also seen in “Peaky Blinders” and “The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance”. The Queen’s Gambit: Anya Taylor-Joy Feels the Netflix Show Has Changed Her Life Forever.

Despite her success, it was at this point that she considered taking a step back from acting after putting “all of (her) energy” into her career. “What it was about is it took me a second to realise that the people around me weren’t working the way that I was working. I thought everybody finished a job, got on a plane, and started the next job. I am incredibly grateful that that’s the way that I learned how to work,” she said.

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