"The Hollywood Reporter" portrays Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy

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1/13/2021 – The success of the Netflix series "The Queen's Gambit" made Anya Taylor-Joy, who played the main character Beth Harmon in the series, a star. "The Hollywood Reporter" talked to Anya Taylor-Joy about her career, the series, why she fell in love with Beth Harmon, and how she learned to play chess to understand her character better. | Photo: Netflix

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'Queen's Gambit' Star Anya Taylor-Joy: "The Way She's Intuitive About Chess, I'm an Intuitive Actor"

11:30 AM PST 1/6/2021, Bryn Sandberg

She is one of the year’s top stars, enjoying a career high after five busy years of acting. But the 24-year-old is in no rush to stop and catch her breath.

Two years ago, Anya Taylor-Joy was in the middle of filming both Peaky Blinders and The Dark Crystal when she got word that Godless writer-director Scott Frank wanted to talk to her about a new project. There wasn't a script yet, but there was a book — and within hours of getting her hands on Walter Tevis' 1983 novel The Queen's Gambit, she had devoured its 243 pages. "From the second I opened the book, I fell in love with Beth," says the actress of the fictional chess prodigy. "I felt really seen by her, and I could see myself in her as well."

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