“I can shut myself up and run around my room. ”

Anya Taylor JoyHer star power is on the rise since her stellar performance in 2015. the witch, but released last year (and kudos to) Netflix Queen’s gambit Make it a household name.

The 25-year-old Emmy-nominated actress was born in Miami and later raised in Argentina and the United Kingdom. Received a SAG Award and Golden Globe Award act like maneuver One orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, is eager to try the Emmys in person.

Taylor Joy: ‘I’ve never given awards’ nominated For an outstanding actress in a limited series or limited movie, people say so in the latest issue. “I am looking forward to it, but I am also terrified that all of my awards will be held this year [until now] I was in front of the computer. Then I shut up and run into my room basically myself.”

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Taylor Joy says she’s excited to be in a room with her cast and crew.

“The team behind Queen’s gambit They weren’t together before we weren’t all really in the same room and we could party.” So Emmys night will be the first time we’re in the same room. [hopefully] Hug each other. “

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“It was a beautiful group of people who treated each other with such kindness,” Taylor Joy says of the love of doing the show. “I’ve never played a character who was so close to me before, so I had to show her a lot of my manners.”

The actress says she’s kept in touch with her co-workers via a live group text thread “There are so many crazy things going on that I just can’t keep up.”

“I am so thankful my friends keep me updated on this or I don’t know. I don’t hide on the internet at all. So I will receive text messages from [co-star and fellow Emmy nominee] Moses Ingram said, ‘Hey, Drake is just a name that dropped Beth Harmon [in a song]And I said, “Thank you for telling me that.” Thanks’. This is madness.”

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So what are Taylor Joy’s chess skills after she’s been out of place (and intense chess matches while filming) for some time?

She admits: “While we were shooting, I was very good. We played a lot in between shots.” “Since then, I’ve gotten really good or trying to get really better at whatever your job requires of you. I really want to go back to chess at some point, because now I feel bad about myself. I didn’t.” t played while.”

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, September 19 on CBS.

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