She was critically acclaimed for her role in the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit, and is expected to play a young Charlize Theron in the upcoming Mad Max prequel.
But Anya Taylor-Joy has revealed that she doesn’t consider herself ‘beautiful enough’ to be cast in movies and has even gone so far as to call herself ‘ugly’.
“ I’ve never done it and I don’t think I’ll ever consider myself beautiful, ” The Sun said, citing the 24-year-old actress. “I don’t think I’m beautiful enough to be in movies.
Beautiful: Anya Taylor-Joy has revealed that she doesn’t consider herself ‘beautiful enough’ to be cast in movies and has even gone so far as to call herself ‘ugly’. Photographed in February
She continued, “ It sounds pathetic and my boyfriend is warning me that people will think I’m an absolute whore for saying these things, but I just think I sound weird.
“I won’t go to the cinema to watch my own film, I will watch it first. The beauty of being in your own skin is that you don’t have to look at your own face.
The actress then admitted that she “ really had a panic attack ” when she was cast for the lead role in the Jane Austen Emma film adaptation.
Principal Lady: She has received critical acclaim for her role in Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit (pictured), and is expected to play a young Charlize Theron in the upcoming Mad Max prequel
She explained her feelings at the time: “I was like, ‘I’m the first ugly Emma and I can’t do that’, because the first line in the movie is, ‘I’m beautiful, smart and rich’ . ”
Anya recently revealed that she will “ definitely ” make a second season of the hit Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit, based on a book by American author Walter Tevis.
In the first season, the actress played Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy and orphan from Kentucky whose genius is no doubt.
Speaking to Town & Country, Anya said, “ If I’ve learned anything from being in this industry, I never say never.
Striking: “ I’ve never done it and I don’t think I’ll ever consider myself beautiful, ” The Sun said, citing the 24-year-old actress. ‘I don’t think I’m beautiful enough to be in movies’
“ I love the character and would definitely come back if asked, but I think we’re leaving Beth in a good place.
“ I think the rest of her life will surely be an adventure as well, but in her quest to find some form of peace, just a form of being able to be happy with who she is. I think it ends in a beautiful place.
The Queen’s Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings and is the move Beth used at the end of the seven-part series.
The Netflix show won fans among chess pros for the authenticity of the playing strategies and fashionistas for the jaw-dropping ’60s style.
Panic: The actress admitted that she ‘had a panic attack’ when she was cast for the lead role in the Jane Austen Emma movie adaptation because of the way she saw herself.
Anya has a photographic memory, which is surely useful for scripting, and describes herself as “an empath” – someone who senses the emotions of others to an intense degree.
She’s her character Beth, she admitted, “ By the time I started playing her, I didn’t have the energy to create a wall between her and me. So if she was having a bad day, I was having a bad day.
The Anglo-Argentine American-born star was the star of an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma that was released this spring.
Born in Miami, Anya is the youngest of six children and was raised in Argentina. Her father is a banker who rides speedboats and her mother is a photographer.
Another trick: Anya recently revealed that she would ‘definitely’ make a second season of the hit Netflix show The Queen’s Gambit, based on a book by American author Walter Tevis
At the age of six, the family moved to Knightsbridge in London and went to Hill House Preparatory School and then Queen’s Gate School.
She said: “Argentina is all green and I had horses and animals everywhere. All of a sudden I was in a big city and I didn’t speak the language.
The actress describes her “mix” of identities, with a British sense of humor combined with “Argentinian warmth… I hug everyone. I am very effusive.
Anya was spotted being a model and dropped out of school at 16 to become an actor. Prior to Emma, she had several small roles, including one in the X-Men spinoff film The New Mutants.
Currently, she is in Belfast filming a lead role in The Northman opposite Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.
Heard for the first time: She is currently in Belfast filming a lead role in The Northman alongside Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard. Photographed in February