The films starring Anya Taylor-Joy have garnered significant attention in the brief span of just more than ten years. Although it was trimmed from the final cut of the film, she technically made her acting debut in the 2014 horror-comedy Vampire Academy as a supporting role. Small TV roles, like a one-episode cameo in the British detective series Endeavour and a multi-episode fantasy drama Atlantis, marked the true start of Taylor-Joy’s career.
Today’s teaser showed Anya-Taylor shaving her hair in anticipation of her 2015 action movie role as Imperator Furiosa, the fierce war leader played by Charlize Theron. Let’s look at her top 5 films of her career while we wait to see her in the movie.
1. The Witch
In the 1630s in New England, a religious dispute leads to the expulsion of a family of English settlers from their Puritan community. They live in isolation by a forest, and when evil powers begin to meddle in their family’s business, they feel tense. Anya Taylor-Joy portrays Thomasin, the eldest daughter who becomes enmeshed in the evil forces threatening her family.
2. The Menu
Within The Menu Anya Taylor-Joy portrays Margot, a young woman who goes out with her date Tyler (Nicholas Hoult) to a fancy restaurant on a private island. There, Slowik, the Head Chef (Ralph Fiennes), subjects them to his brutal pranks. It will be difficult for Margot and the other wealthy eaters to finish the lunch.
3. Last Night in Soho
The main character of Edgar Wright’s psychological horror movie Last Night in Soho is Eloise Turner (Thomasin McKenzie), a student at a fashion school who has the gift of unseen communication. Sandie starts to have nightmares about the enigmatic woman from the 1960s. Sandie’s aspiration to become a singer takes a turn for the worse as it begins to follow Eloise around in her day-to-day activities.
The story of how one of James McAvoy’s alters kidnaps three young girls and how they interact with his many alters is told in the film Split, which stars McAvoy as a man with an exaggerated fictitious type of DID. The role of Casey Cooke, an adolescent abducted and in need of rescue, was played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Among the highest-grossing horror movies of the previous ten years was this one.
Based on Jane Austen’s novel, Emma stars Anya Taylor-Joy as the affluent and sophisticated Emma Woodhouse, who enjoys making others laugh. The film goes on as she tries to introduce Pearl’s endearing Mia Goth character Harriet, becomes friends with her, and works through her own feelings.