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Anya Taylor-Joy Reveals Why Working With Josh O'Connor Was a 'Nightmare'

Anya Taylor-Joy Reveals Why Working With Josh O'Connor Was a 'Nightmare'

Anya Taylor-Joy and Josh O’Connor are having a fun conversation about working together!

The Emma co-stars spoke out together in an interview for Variety’s Actors on Actors series.

Here’s what they had to say…

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Anya, on why working with Josh O’Connor was a “nightmare”: “You were a nightmare on Emma because you were the only person I could not stop laughing at…you made me feel so unprofessional. From the moment I met you, I was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be a nightmare. He’s going to make me look so bad.’”

Josh, on playing Prince Charles:Prince Charles is a tricky one. I think you have to part ways with the real version of him in order to capture something unique or different. There’s the sacrifice you sometimes have to make. I just remember there was this amazing thing that Peter Morgan, the writer, said to me very early on. He was like, ‘Just try to remember that this boy shares his mother with an entire nation of people.’ I was like, oh, my God. It’s a terrible affliction on some young kid. So every time someone says, ‘Is that a bit harsh the way you’re playing him?’ I go, ‘No. I think he’s going through the wringer.’”

Anya, on Furiosa, the upcoming prequel to Mad Max: “I’ve got a grace period until August, and then I will be working back to back until mid-2023…the way that I’m thinking about it is if I can get a routine where I exist off of something other than Diet Coke and cigarettes and I can do this and be happier. The thing that makes me most excited about Furiosa is, No. 1, George Miller. That brain is incredible. I’m also really excited to do something physical. To physically become something else is something that will weirdly give me a lot of peace.”

Anya also recently poked fun at her Queen’s Gambit character.

For more from Josh and Anya, head to Variety.com.

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