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Entertainment Anya Taylor-Joy shares behind-the-scenes snaps from The Queen's Gambit

14:00  19 november  2020
14:00  19 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Netflix's chess drama 'The Queen's Gambit' has a refreshingly hopeful endgame

  Netflix's chess drama 'The Queen's Gambit' has a refreshingly hopeful endgame The pieces on this show's board move toward a hopeful, collaborative endgame — which isn't quite convincing in our current moment but is welcome nonetheless. Based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, "Queen's Gambit" tells the story of Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy), a young girl whose mother dies in a car crash when she is 8 years old. Placed in an orphanage, she discovers the janitor playing chess in the basement and under his reluctant — and later, astounded — tutelage, reveals herself to be a prodigy. She also, less happily, becomes addicted to the tranquilizers the home uses to keep the children docile.

Anya Taylor - Joy has shared new behind - the - scenes snaps from The Queen ' s Gambit to Instagram on Wednesday night. Showing her dedication to both on and off the screen, Anya appeared to get stuck into the work going on behind - the - scenes . In one sweet snap , the Emma actress was seen

Photo: PHIL BRAY/NETFLIX. Beth Harmon is at her first chess tournament. It’ s 1960 s Kentucky, and she’ s playing the incumbent for the title of state champion. She’ s usually composed, but today her game is off: She’ s fidgety and her shellacked orange bob is frizzy.

Anya Taylor-Joy et al. sitting at a table: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

The hit Netflix chess series has been a surprise boxset binge during the second lockdown.

And Anya Taylor-Joy has shared new behind-the-scenes snaps from The Queen's Gambit to Instagram on Wednesday night.

In the photos, the actress, 24, dressed as her character Beth Harmon, was seen with the show creator Scott Frank as she monitored the filming process on set.

Anya Taylor-Joy standing next to a motorcycle: BTS! Anya Taylor-Joy has shared new behind-the-scenes snaps from The Queen's Gambit to Instagram on Wednesday night © Provided by Daily Mail BTS! Anya Taylor-Joy has shared new behind-the-scenes snaps from The Queen's Gambit to Instagram on Wednesday night

Showing her dedication to both on and off the screen, Anya appeared to get stuck into the work going on behind-the-scenes.

The Queen's Gambit creator on 'bringing sexy back to chess' and the series' long journey to TV

  The Queen's Gambit creator on 'bringing sexy back to chess' and the series' long journey to TV 'The Queen's Gambit' writer-director Scott Frank talks about bringing the Netflix series to the screen after years of trying. “The very first script I ever wrote was [the 1991 film] Little Man Tate, and originally I wanted it to be about the cost of genius, and I didn't quite get there with it,” says Frank, who also penned such films as Out of Sight and Minority Report, and wrote and directed every episode of The Queen’s Gambit. “I was too young, and I didn't quite understand what I was writing about. And when I read [The Queen’s Gambit] I thought, ‘This is a much better way to tell that story.

But “ The Queen ’ s Gambit ” manages to personalize the game and its players thanks to clever storytelling and, in Anya Taylor - Joy , a lead actor so magnetic that when she stares down the camera lens, her flinty glare threatens to cut right through it.

The new Netflix series, starring Anya Taylor - Joy , puts a self-destructive female player at the center of a male-dominated sport. With its troubled protagonists and climactic matches, “ The Queen ’ s Gambit ” resembles other chess dramas. Its focus on a woman has precedent, chiefly Mira Nair’s “ Queen of

In one sweet snap, the Emma actress was seen chatting to her co-star Harry Melling, who plays competitor turned lover turned friend Harry Beltik on the show.

While in different photos, Anya was spotted talking to creator Scott and the crew as she monitored the filming process.

Captioning the collection of photos, the actress, who is set to portray the younger version of Charlize Theron's Furiosa in the upcoming Mad Max prequel, wrote: 'Sapling Growth.'

a group of people sitting in a chair: Co-stars: In the photos, the actress, 24, dressed as her character Beth Harmon, was seen chatting with co-star Harry Melling, who plays competitor turned lover turned friend Harry Beltik on the show © Provided by Daily Mail Co-stars: In the photos, the actress, 24, dressed as her character Beth Harmon, was seen chatting with co-star Harry Melling, who plays competitor turned lover turned friend Harry Beltik on the show a person talking on a cell phone: Sweet: Anya also posed for a photo with the show creator Scott Frank as she monitored the filming process on set © Provided by Daily Mail Sweet: Anya also posed for a photo with the show creator Scott Frank as she monitored the filming process on set

The Queen's Gambit is based on the 1983 book by American author Walter Tevis.

What to Know About The Queen's Gambit, Netflix's No. 1 Show Inspired by 'Brainy Women'

  What to Know About The Queen's Gambit, Netflix's No. 1 Show Inspired by 'Brainy Women' The seven-episode miniseries follows a young girl who discovers she has an extraordinary talent for the game of chess In addition to Taylor-Joy, the show features Love Actually's Thomas Brodie-Sangster as chess player Benny Watts, who both battles and woos Beth. Harry Potter's Harry Melling, Marielle Heller, Bill Camp and Moses Ingram round out the cast.

Anya Taylor - Joy was taught every chess move only five minutes before filming a scene in The Queen ' s 24. Moses's favorite scene from The Queen ' s Gambit is when young Beth steals all of the pills at Share This Article. TV and Movies. Get all the best moments in pop culture & entertainment

A new Netflix miniseries, The Queen ’ s Gambit , tells the story of a young girl who becomes entranced by the game, only to see that affinity turn to addiction. Anya Taylor - Joy plays the chess prodigy in [ ]

Anya plays Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy and orphan from Kentucky who battles with drink and drug addictions as she tries to become the world's best Grandmaster and beat Russian competitor Vasily Borgov.

It comes after the actress  said she 'certainly' would do a second season of hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit.

Speaking to Town & Country, Anya said: 'If I've learned anything from being in this industry, it's never say never.

a man and a woman standing in a room: Hardworking: Showing her dedication to both on and off the screen, Anya appeared to get stuck into the work going on behind-the-scenes © Provided by Daily Mail Hardworking: Showing her dedication to both on and off the screen, Anya appeared to get stuck into the work going on behind-the-scenes a group of people looking at a laptop: Busy bee: Captioning the collection of photos, the actress, who is set to portray the younger version of Charlize Theron's Furiosa in the upcoming Mad Max prequel, wrote: 'Sapling Growth.' © Provided by Daily Mail Busy bee: Captioning the collection of photos, the actress, who is set to portray the younger version of Charlize Theron's Furiosa in the upcoming Mad Max prequel, wrote: 'Sapling Growth.'

'I adore the character, and I would certainly come back if I was asked to, but I do think we leave Beth in a good place.

Celebs' Horror Movie Pasts

  Celebs' Horror Movie Pasts They may be A-list stars now, but these celebrities got their starts in some spooky (and occasionally cheesy) horror flicks. Before Jennifer Aniston became a household name due to her success with Friends, she appeared in the 1993 film Leprechaun. The actress reflected on the role during an October 2019 interview on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. “I really thought I arrived when I did Leprechaun,” she explained. “It was with Warwick Davis, the guy from Willow was in it. It was a big deal!” Aniston revisited the project during the early days of her relationship with Justin Theroux. (The pair announced their separation in February 2018 after two years of marriage.) “I watched it like eight years ago with our mutual friend Justin Theroux for s—ts and giggles,” she told host Howard Stern. “We were dating. It was one of those things when I tried to get that remote out of his hand and there was just no having it. He was like, ‘No, no, no, no, this is happening.’ I just kept walking in and out, cringing.” Despite her apparent embarrassment at the time, Aniston is happy she starred in the “cult classic” flick. “I really did think it was an amazing thing that I was in a movie,” she noted. Of course, the California native soon after landed the iconic role of Rachel Green and has since starred in a slew of films and The Morning Show. She has also racked up plenty of accolades for her acting, including an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

Welcome to the Anya Taylor - Joy subreddit. Here for you to post about/discuss all things Anya , including pictures, videos, interviews, and current/upcoming projects. The Queen ' s Gambit Still (2) | High Res (i.redd.it). The Queen ’ s Gambit Stills (imgur.com). submitted 2 days ago by Mr_Pee_Pee.

If Anya Taylor - Joy is on the cusp of major stardom -- with a "Mad Max" prequel in her future, and "The New Mutants" and "Emma" in her recent past -- " The Queen ' s Gambit " should advance her several moves ahead.

'I think the rest of her life will surely be an adventure as well, but in the quest that she goes on in this to find some form of peace, just some form of being able to be happy with who she is. I think it ends in a nice place.'

The Queen's Gambit is one of the oldest known chess openings, and is the moved used by Beth at the conclusion of the seven-part series.

Anya Taylor-Joy et al. sitting at a table: Leading lady: Anya plays Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy and orphan from Kentucky who battles with drink and drug addictions as she tries to become the world's best Grandmaster and beat Russian competitor Vasily Borgov © Provided by Daily Mail Leading lady: Anya plays Beth Harmon, a chess prodigy and orphan from Kentucky who battles with drink and drug addictions as she tries to become the world's best Grandmaster and beat Russian competitor Vasily Borgov a group of people sitting at a table with a laptop: Premise: The Queen's Gambit is based on the 1983 book by American author Walter Tevis © Provided by Daily Mail Premise: The Queen's Gambit is based on the 1983 book by American author Walter Tevis

Born in Miami, Florida, Anya is the youngest of six children and was raised in Argentina. Her father is a banker who races speedboats and her mother is a photographer.

Aged six, the family moved to London's Knightsbridge and she went to Hill House prep school and then Queen's Gate School.

Anya was scouted to be a model and left school at 16 to pursue acting. Before Emma, she had various small parts, including one in the X-Men spin-off film The New Mutants.

Your burning questions about The Queen's Gambit, answered

  Your burning questions about The Queen's Gambit, answered Still have some questions after binging 'The Queen's Gambit' on Netflix? EW has answers for you. Who knew chess could be so thrilling? Netflix's limited series The Queen's Gambit has been captivating even viewers who don't know a rook from a bishop since its debut last month, thanks to its addictive story line, impeccable design, and a powerhouse performance from Anya Taylor-Joy. The actress stars as Beth, a young orphan who discovers a prodigious skill for chess and begins to work her way up through the male-dominated world of competitive play.

At present, she is in Belfast filming a lead role in The Northman opposite Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard.

Anya Taylor-Joy standing in front of a wedding cake: 'If asked!' It comes after the actress said she 'certainly' would do a second season of hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit (pictured in February) © Provided by Daily Mail 'If asked!' It comes after the actress said she 'certainly' would do a second season of hit Netflix show The Queen's Gambit (pictured in February) Read more

A theory about Russian spies in 'The Queen's Gambit' explains one of the show's unanswered questions .
The mysterious French woman, Cleo, serves as an important catalyst for Beth Harmon's lowest point in the show. Was that really a coincidence?Cleo winds up being the catalyst for Beth's most brutal tournament loss in a game against her main rival, Russian world champion Vasily Borgov.

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