Netflix’s coming-of-age drama The Queen’s Gambit, based on Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel of the same name, received a positive response when it was released last year. Critics praised Anya Taylor Joy’s performance in the miniseries. Now she’s talking about starring the American series.
Anya played the role of Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy, who rises to the top of the chess world while battling drug and alcohol addiction. The actress has won several awards for her performance in the Netflix miniseries.
Anya Taylor-Joy has now opened up on the deadline and revealed what prompted her to take on the role of Beth Harmon. She said, “First of all, I ran to the meeting with Scott [Frank, showrunner]. I don’t run, it’s not something I really do, but I ran to this meeting as soon as I finished the book because I was so horny and knew her so immediately.
The 25-year-old actress added, “And the first thing I shouted at Scott from across the restaurant was, ‘It’s not about chess. It’s all about loneliness and trying to find your place and the cost of genius, and what it is to be that other and try to find your world within. ”
Anya Taylor Joy added, “And yes, I was desperate to tell this story. I fell in love with her immediately, and really thought I could do it right.
Following the success of The Queen’s Gambit, the show’s creators are apparently considering the second season. Anya Taylor Joy recently spoke about this possibility. Speaking to Elle, she said, “It would be ridiculous of me to say, ‘There will never be a second season,’ and then I’m 40, and [the show’s creator Scott Frank] is like, ‘Hey, how do you feel about this? Do you want to go back? “
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