Anya Taylor-Joy is opening up about the surprising reaction she had to watching her performance in the 2015 movie The Witch.
The film was Anya‘s breakout project and led to her starring roles in movies like Split, Emma, The New Mutants, and her Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter for the Awards Chatter podcast, Anya talked about how she reacted after watching The Witch for the first time.
Click inside to find out what she said…
“[Director] Rob [Eggers] showed us the film maybe two hours before the audience screening, and I was devastated,” Anya said. “I thought I’d never work again, I still get shivers thinking about it. It was just the worst feeling of, ‘I have let down the people I love most in the world. I didn’t do it right’ And I’m quite verbose, I like to talk, I like to communicate. I did not talk, I just cried. I couldn’t handle seeing my face that large.”
Thankfully, Anya was completely wrong about the movie!