2020 has been a good year for actress Anya Taylor-Joy. Her performance in The Queen’s Gambit, a Netflix breakout hit sensation has enhanced the profile of Anya Taylor-Joy worldwide. She was starred in the period drama Emma. and appeared as Magik in the chronically delayed The New Mutants.
Anya Taylor-Joy first came to prominence in Robert Eggar’s indie horror film The Witch (2015) and M Night Shyamalan’s Split (2016). Her distinctive beauty and impressive acting talent certainly made their mark and her career has been on an upward curve since. Taylor-Joy will soon be seen in Eggar’s next project, the Viking murder film, The Northman, which wrapped production recently.
What many might not be aware is that according to the model-actress, she was bullied for her looks when she was 14. Her friends made fun of her eyes which are unusually large and far apart, comparing her unfavourably with a fish. Taylor-Joy has been candid about these experiences, sharing them unabashedly in numerous interviews.
But obviously, Anya Taylor-Joy is now having the last laugh on her childhood bullies, with her emergence as the current ‘IT’ girl in the movies and TV. Her latest achievement is securing the lead role in George Miller’s Furiosa prequel, playing a younger version of the character made famous by Charlize Theron in Mad Max : Fury Road.
Considering her track record, Furiosa seems like a fresh challenge for Taylor-Joy as this would really be the first time she is acting in an action-adventure movie, the closest prior experience probably being Magik in The New Mutants. Quite obviously, the Furiosa prequel will provide a different test for Taylor-Joy’s talents and abilities but I am sure she will pass with flying colours!
Certainly, Power of Pop will keep a close watch on the further adventures of Anya Taylor-Joy as she continues to majestically conquer the film and TV worlds with the power and grace of a true Queen!
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