A Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award were the most important accolades Anya Taylor-Joy received for her brilliant performance as Beth Harmon in the Netflix miniseries, Lady’s Gambit. The role of the chess player ended up catapulting her to fame, but it was not all rosy for the actress of Argentine origin: in a virtual meeting with renowned colleagues, he revealed “psychological warfare” who suffered when playing that role. Sight!
The 25-year-old was invited to a prestigious Round table organized by The Hollywood Reporter to share experiences about his career. Nothing less than Cynthia Erivo, Gillian Anderson, Elizabeth Olsen, Mj Rodriquez Y Sarah Paulson They completed the group that discussed various aspects related to the activity.
During the conversation, Taylor-Joy interrupted and threw a question at her peers. “Since I started, I convinced myself that filmmaking was a very private practice with a private group of people and that no one was ever going to see him. On every project, I have to sit down about two months after it’s finished and say: people will see this and have access to it whenever they want. How do you work that? “, consulted and recounted the pain he felt after Gambit de Dame because “something I loved so much” it was no longer his.
Anya Taylor-Joy spoke of the “psychological warfare” she suffered in Lady’s Gambit
In turn, she explained that her character of Beth accompanied her even outside the filming set: “TI worked consecutively on two projects with a day off in between, so when I got to film the show, I was exhausted and there was no energy to create a barrier with fiction. And that was potentially the hardest part of the show, because it was a wonderful experience as an actress to be able to not have to achieve any emotions, but then you also have to go through a psychological war“, started.
In her story, the Argentinean described what she felt those days: “You ask yourself, Why do I feel so bad in the morning? What’s going on? And then you say: oh it’s not my feelings, but I have to focus on them all day and I have to be aware enough to say: you are not depressed, the character is depressed and at some point that feeling will leave you”.
On the other hand, he answered how he managed not to be pigeonholed into a character after the success he had with The Witch. “Right away I got a script about a witch, and I thought, wow, why do you want to see me do this again? So, I told my agent that I didn’t want to make any more witch movies.”, indicated about the role that made her famous in 2016.
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