Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy: “I’m not pretty enough for films”
With her big doe eyes, her delicate body and sensational acting talent, the British-Argentinian model gained worldwide fame. Especially because of her embodiment of the chess genius Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” everyone is talking about Anya.
Their appearance makes hearts melt away. The star does not find himself handsome at all! In an interview with the British The Sun, she said: “I have never and probably never will find myself beautiful. I don’t think I’m pretty enough to be in films.”
Anya says that she just looks “weird”. In the film adaptation of the novel “Emma” by Jane Austen, she played the main character that gave the title at the beginning of the year. But at first she didn’t feel up to it.
She didn’t believe in herself. “I thought, ‘I’m the first ugly Emma and I can’t do that,'” admits the 24-year-old.
The job is her absolute dream. At the age of six, Anya wished that she would later become a successful actress.
As a teenager, Anya Taylor-Joy locks herself in the bathroom to cry
But the road to her fame was long. She got off to a difficult start when she moved to London from Buenos Aires at the age of eight, she recalls. “I didn’t really feel like I fit in anywhere.”
At first, Anya didn’t speak English. Her classmates are said to have even put them in the school locker. One reason why the now 24-year-old often locked herself in the bathroom and cried.
Although she was discovered by a model scout at the tender age of 16, which was the starting point for her acting career, she has never felt completely at ease in her own skin over the years.
It even goes so far that she would never watch films with herself in the cinema. “The nice thing about being in your own skin is that you don’t have to look at your own face,” explains Anya openly and honestly.
The “Ladies Gambit” star is a real exceptional talent in many ways. The woman, who was born in Argentina, has a photographic memory. While others spend hours cramming scripts, she only has to read them once.
Anya Taylor-Joy doubts her appearance
Anya Taylor-Joy has learned to accept compliments
Despite her own statements, Anya accepts how most people see her. “I’ve made a habit of not turning down compliments in my life. When someone says I look pretty today, I just say thank you.”
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