Words By ‘LLERO Editors
We’ve all been captive in our homes over these past two years and Netflix has become the new go-to form of entertainment. Along the way it’s provided us with a number of breakout shows and stars. Count Anya Taylor-Joy among them. Her turn as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in The Queens Gambit, not only had everyone suddenly interested in chess, but also the British-Argentine actress herself!
One look at Anya Taylor-Joy and you know this to be true.
While many may think of Taylor-Joy to be an overnight sensation. Think again, she arrived on the scene in 2015, in a film called The Witch that premiered in 2015’s Sundance Film Festival but did not receive a wide release until 2016. That year also saw, Taylor-Joy star in the science-fiction-horror film, Morgan as well as Barry, a Netflix biopic focusing on a young Barack Obama in 1981 New York City with Anya playing one of Obama’s close friends and love interest.
A starring turn in 2017’s sleeper hit Split, written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan would follow. 2017 also saw her receive a BAFTA nomination for Rising Star. More mainstream work would follow including a role in X-Men spin-off The New Mutants and the sequel to Split called Glass.
Yet, it was 2020’s Netflix mini-series that catapulted her to “It” girl status. Her critically acclaimed turn, garnered her SAG and Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress and an Emmy Nomination.
Fear not, we will be seeing more of Ms. Taylor-Joy, as she is slated to appear in a new mini-series entitle The Menu and landed the leading role in the Mad Max spinoff – Furiosa!
The way her career has been going, she is furiosa indeed!