The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy almost quit acting?
October 27, 2021
Anya Taylor-Joy,star of the popular TV show The Queen’s Gambit, said she almost quit acting if not for her friend and actress,Mia Goth.
Anya told ELLE;
“She was the first actress close to my age that I met, and we had a very cool conversation where I was like, ‘I love you,’ and she said, ‘I love you,’” Taylor-Joy recalled. “And I said, ‘I’m always going to have your back.’ And she was like, ‘I’m always going to have your back.’ It was like, ‘Okay, cool. Let’s progress in this very wild industry, knowing that we’re going to take care of each other.’”
“I had been working back to back—just before Emma, I’d done two projects at the same time, and I was going through some emotional relationship stuff,” Taylor-Joy said. “So at the beginning of 2019, I was just really broken and frightened of everything, and Mia and I were driving back from rehearsal. I turned to her and said, ‘I think I’m going to quit acting. I don’t think I can do this.’ And I’ve never seen Mia look so worried in my life. She was like, ‘But…that’s what you do. You can’t not…what are you talking about?’ I was like, ‘I think I need to back out now and just let it be and try to take care of my heart.’ And she was like, ‘No, that would be really bad. You can’t not have the thing that is your oxygen.’ I’m really glad she said that.”
And oh Dior have given her the role of global ambassador for women’s fashion and makeup. Not bad (at all!) for someone who almost quit acting.
She looked great in that Dior dress at the 2021 Emmys BTW.