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Anya Taylor-Joy says she still loves chess as she celebrates Globes win

Actress Anya Taylor-Joy paid tribute to her family and said she was still passionate about chess as she celebrated her Golden Globe “best actress in a limited series or TV film” win for her role in the chess saga “The Queen’s Gambit” on Sunday (February 28).

Asked if she had had enough of chess for a lifetime and never wanted to see another chessboard after making the Netflix series, the actress, who is currently filming an untitled David O. Russell movie and recently wrapped on horror film “Last Night in Soho” and historical adventure drama “The Northman”, said she couldn’t wait to play again.

“Oh goodness, I could never say that, I love chess. However, I’ve had to pick up new skills for the movies that I’ve been doing so I’m looking forward to having some time off so I can get back to chess,” she said, adding that she felt grateful to still feel passionate about acting as well.

“The Queen’s Gambit” stars Taylor-Joy as a gifted chess player who fights drug and alcohol addiction.

The actress, who was born in the United States and grew up in Argentina and the United Kingdom, said her family was behind her first Golden Globe win.

“I would like to think the fact that I grew up in a very supportive family and I really understand the value of team work. You know, it’s a team that makes a film, it’s a team that supports you so I think my love of the teams I’ve worked with probably comes from there,” she said.

Taylor-Joy, who beat Cate Blanchett, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Shira Haas and Nicole Kidman in her category to win the acting prize, was also nominated for her performance in the movie “Emma”. British actress Rosamund Pike went on to win the award in the “best actress in a film – musical or comedy category”.

(Production: Hanna Rantala)


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