Anya Taylor-Joy thinks she’s ‘never really fully belonged’ anywhere… after being raised in Argentina and the UK
Anya Taylor-Joy says she feels like she’s ‘never really fully belonged’ anywhere.
The actress, 25, who was raised in Buenos Ares, Argentina before moving to the UK at age six, explained why she had trouble fitting in early one in an interview with InStyle magazine.
‘I grew up feeling like people didn’t like or trust me because they couldn’t put me in a box,’ Anya told the magazine of her early days.
Odd one out: Anya Taylor-Joy said that she feels like she’s ‘never really fully belonged’ to her home countries of Argentina or England in an interview with InStyle
‘I was always the Argentine girl in England. I was the English girl in America. I was the weird blend of both in Argentina, so I never really fully belonged,’ the star – who stunned on the cover with a bouquet of sunflowers and blushing makeup -went on.
‘To go from being somebody like Emma to Sandy to Beth [The Queen’s Gambit], I thrive off that,’ says Taylor-Joy.
‘It is so much fun to be able to pick apart a different person and go, “Oh, how am I going to make myself either bigger or smaller to fit into their shoes?”
‘You end up working out some of your own s**t that you didn’t even realize that you needed to work out because you’re clearly connected to that person for some reason. It’s very esoteric and wanky, I apologize.’
‘But yeah, I don’t appreciate boxes. I don’t think that is helpful to anybody or a very intelligent way of looking at human beings.’
The ingenue said that when she was young she was ‘comically mad at my parents for taking me away from the horses’ and refused to learn English in retaliation.
Nice move: After first making her mark with the Robert Eggers horror flick The Witch, she rocketed to stardom with her Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit
Because of that Anya says she ‘used to stress out over the fact that I didn’t have a home. I had no base. I had no place to land.’
Now it’s clear that Taylor-Joy has found a home in Hollywood.
After first making her mark with the Robert Eggers horror flick The Witch, she rocketed to stardom with her Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
Anya is next set to appear in the psychedelic horror movie Last Night In Soho, where she’ll play a young woman with a passion for fashion design who mysteriously finds herself transported back in time to 1966 London in the body of her idol, a singer named Sandie.
Directed by Edgar Wright and also starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Diana Rigg, Rita Tushingham and Terence Stamp, arrives in theaters on October 29.
Anya graces the cover of InStyle’s October issue, which hits newsstands on September 24th.
Far out: Anya is next set to appear in the psychedelic horror movie Last Night In Soho, which comes out October 29