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Anya Taylor-Joy Explains Why She Really Wanted to Tell Beth's Story in 'The Queen's Gambit'

Anya Taylor-Joy Explains Why She Really Wanted to Tell Beth's Story in 'The Queen's Gambit'

Anya Taylor Joy is opening up about starring in The Queen’s Gambit.

In a new interview, the 25-year-old actress talked about her role as Beth Harmon in the hit Netflix series, which is based on a book of the same name, while revealing why she decided to take on the role.

Click inside to find out what Anya Taylor-Joy shared…

“First of all, I ran to the meeting with Scott [Frank, showrunner]. I don’t run, that’s not something that I do really, but I ran to that meeting as soon as I finished the book, because I so excited and I just, I knew her so immediately,” Anya shared with Deadline.

“And the first thing I yelled at Scott across the restaurant was, ‘It’s not about chess. It’s about loneliness and trying to find your place and the price of genius, and what it is to be that other and attempting to find your world within that,’” Anya added. “And yeah, I was desperate to tell this story. I fell in love with her immediately, and I really thought that I could do it right.”

For her role in The Queen’s Gambit, Anya has won a Golden Globes award, SAG Award, and Critics’ Choice award.

In another recent interview, Anya opened up about a potential second season of The Queen’s Gambit.

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