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50 Famous Anya Taylor-Joy Quotes About Life & Acting

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50 Famous Anya Taylor-Joy Quotes About Life & Acting

Which are your favorite Anya Taylor-Joy quotes?

Anya Taylor-Joy is an American/English/Argentine actress and model. She is famously known for her role as Beth Harmon on the Netflix miniseries ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. She has received many awards including the Cannes Film Festival Award, Fangoria Chainsaw Award, Fright Meter Award, Gotham Award, and many more.

At the beginning of her acting career, she was featured in the fantasy tv series called ‘Atlantis’. Later on, she gained more attention for her part as Casey Cooke in ‘Split’. She was also featured on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine in their April 2021 issue.

Here’s a collection of the greatest Anya Taylor-Joy quotes:

 

50 Famous Anya Taylor-Joy Quotes About Life & Acting

1. “I’m a hugger and a lover and a dancer!” – Anya Taylor-Joy

2. “I want it to be one where I love the work that I’ve done. And I like to think that I have good instincts.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

3. “I used to run into the woods as a little kid looking for witches. But I’m not superstitious, because I m not afraid of it.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

4. “I don’t lie very well!” – Anya Taylor-Joy

5. “I just want to see what life’s going to throw my way. So far, it’s been very unexpected. I’m kinda on a roller coaster and want to enjoy that.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

6. “I got scouted for modeling on the street. I’m such a tomboy – still am.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

7. “I swear like a sailor.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

8. “Movies were my first love.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

9. “I got scouted when I was 16, almost 17, and it was something that had never entered my thoughts.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

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10. “I don’t actually watch that much TV, but I was obsessed with Dawson’s Creek growing up. And ‘Freaks and Geeks. And 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

11. “It is kind of bizarre, but at the same time, I feel like anyone that gets into movies didn’t fit into the real world, and so we made our own world.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

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12. “I was such a tomboy growing up, and I’ve never really been into makeup or anything like that, so it was really surprising, but I definitely saw it as an in for acting.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

13. “I don’t know what kind of career I want to forge for myself.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

14. “I’d go into the woods to look for the witches, the mythical beings.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

15. “I find it very difficult to compare any two projects because they’re all such different beasts.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

16. “I’ve been very lucky with the roles that I’ve played in that they were wonderful roles for women.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

17. “I love films. It’s really funny, actually. Like, I see a lot of smaller movies. But a lot of these big, epic films that everyone’s like, ‘You have to see,’ I haven’t watched yet.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

18. “I just never thought about modeling before, but I thought, ‘Ooh, interesting, similar world, perhaps it’s a way into something.’ Then, I was on my third photoshoot ever, and Adam Leech from ‘Downtown Abbey’ saw me reading poetry and asked me to recite some.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

19. “I need specifically love, affection, people to touch me all the time. Because otherwise, I don’t really – I don’t cope very well. On ‘Morgan,’ everything is shot from the other side of the glass, so I was alone in a soundproof room watching everybody but being completely separate from whatever was going on.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

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20. “I love the theater, I’d love to work in theater at some point, but I grew up with movies being something that I just clung to.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

21. “Even the strongest bonds, flesh and blood, they can just evaporate in a second given the right conditions.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

22. “Modeling had never entered my consciousness. I was always like, ‘I’m going to act.’ But I thought, ‘If this can help me with that, great.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

23. “I don’t really feel like I belong anywhere, which makes me belong everywhere.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

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24. “I think we have a very Disneyfied, sterilized version of what an evil witch is nowadays.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

25. “I can’t do something that I would not throw myself under a bus for.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

26. “I refused to learn English for two years when we moved to London, hoping to send my family back home. It was tough, but at the same time, it has given me a sense of displacement that actually really suits the life that I’m living now.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

27. “I got scouted for modeling, and it was really scary – I was walking my dog wearing heels for the first time ever because I had a party to go to the day after, and I wanted to practice, and this black car kind of started following me, so I, being dramatic, picked up the dog and started to run.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

28. “I’d love to work with the Coen brothers. And Steven Spielberg. ‘E.T.’ was big for me.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

29. “I have always believed in magic.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

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30. “I never fit in as a kid. I always felt that there was something different about me.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

31. “I’m a surprisingly good rapper.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

32. “I’ve been quite lucky in that the roles that I’ve been able to play are all kind of outsiders. And, you know, I belong to so many places and belong to none of them at the same time, so there’s this sense of displacement – I very much understand what it is to not fit in or belong somewhere.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

33. “If a character belongs to me, it’s mine. We belong to each other, and I feel a fierce need to tell that story, and it just so happens that a lot of these characters have been residing in pretty dark worlds.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

34. “I have an active imagination.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

35. “Once I set my mind towards something, it’s going to happen. By hook or by crook.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

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36. “It was very difficult to leave Argentina when I was kid, so I only spoke Spanish for the first six years of my life.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

37. “So I guess acting was a way of finding a home if that makes sense.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

38. “Acting is really a give-and-take; it’s a dance.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

39. “I have a very acute understanding of how I work as a person, so if I’m afraid, I shut down and can’t do anything. If I’m overwhelmed, I shut down and can’t do anything.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

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40. “I just want to work with wonderful people.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

41. “I never thought I could be a model.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

42. “To me, it always comes down to character and script and then director.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

43. “I think, probably, the place that I feel I most belong is a movie set.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

44. “The Witch’ is feminist.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

45. “My goal is to make a movie that no one would sort of expect me to make.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

46. “I think I just really understand what it is to feel like you don’t fit in, within your society, within your world, within your family, within whatever. I’ve always felt like an odd duck so I really understood that.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

47. “I love what I do so much.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

48. “I see it as something really beautiful, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without magic.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

49. “I can’t just say yes to a movie. I have to be really passionate about it.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

50. “They’re incredible, flawed characters that I really gravitate toward. I just never want anybody to be able to put me in a box.” – Anya Taylor-Joy

 

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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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