Anya Taylor-Joy’s Chess Lessons | Celebrities
Anya Taylor-Joy learned a lot about life through chess.
The 24-year-old actress – who played chess champion Beth Harmon in “The Queen’s Gambit” – thinks the game is a “beautiful metaphor” because of its elements of attack, defense and teamwork.
Speaking to reporters via Zoom after winning the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Made-for-Television on Sunday (07.03.21), she said when asked what chess her had learned about life: “It’s such a beautiful metaphor. Guess you can have a plan but you have to be able to adapt, you have to be able to pivot. …
“It’s important to attack but also to defend, and you have to know when to do both.
“And you need all the pieces on the board. It’s not just the queen walking around. You need all of them.”
The program was also named Best Limited Series at the ceremony, and Anya once again answered calls for a second season of the show, insisting it was still meant to be unique.
However, admitting that it’s “incredibly flattering” that people have called for more episodes, she also suggested that it shouldn’t be ruled out entirely.
She said, “It’s obviously incredibly flattering that people want to spend more time with characters that we hold dear and that we’ve poured so much love into, but we intended this to be a limited series, so we were all quite surprised. when people started asking for the second season. That being said, never say never.
During her acceptance speech, Anya paid tribute to the show’s “amazing” team.
She said: “Thank you very much, thank you to the critics.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our amazing team in Berlin. This show just wouldn’t have been the same without you so I would like to thank you.
“It has been a privilege to see you work every day.”