Anya had a recent interview with Tatler in which she shared that the attention she’s getting in broad daylight can be overpowering and on occasion, alarming.
“Most people are sweet and kind and just want to have a conversation, and I love that,” she said “There are other times when you’re just one person facing off against 20 and that’s just physically not safe. It can be very frightening when there are whole bunches of men with cameras attached to their faces running after you down the street.”
Now, during her hosting gig in Saturday Night Live in New York earlier this year, the actress conceded she returned home crying, “but then I figured it out.”
Next morning, she mustered up the courage to converse with them so both parties can benefit in managing their job and make it easier for her to feel less frightened, “The next morning I went out and I said, ‘Hello, my name is Anya. Let’s lower down the camera and let’s meet’”
“I am not prey. I don’t want to run,” she continued. “I’d rather be like, ‘I understand this is your job and I hope that you can understand that I am a woman of a certain size and I feel intimidated right now, so can we make it work so you can do your job and I can feel less frightened?”
Taylor-Joy has received several awards including Critic’s Choice and Golden Globe Award. She began to pursue acting at the age of 16 and made her film debut with the lead role of Thomasin in the horror film “The Witch.”
She also earned a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination and received praise for portraying Beth Harmon in The Netflix miniseries “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Reactions to Anya Taylor-Joy “Frightening” Encounter With Paparazzi
I didn’t know the Paparazzi consisted of rapists and murderers? We really should do something about that.— nmartin (@nancyandtimmart) August 28, 2021
Here’s an idea let’s just let Anya Taylor-Joy sit on the curb and drink her coffee in peace like the rest of us (I hate paparazzi)— Aspiring Celebrity Burner Account (@aspiringburner) May 27, 2021
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