Fresh from her Golden Globes-nominated success playing a chess genius in The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, South Florida native Anya Taylor-Joy talks about her next moves in the February issue of City & Shore.
Technically speaking, Taylor-Joy is a Miami native, and the city certainly wouldn’t mind claiming her as one of its own. After all, it’s here that she was born in 1996, and she’s emerged these 24 years later as one of Hollywood’s fastest-rising stars — currently capturing Golden Globe nominations as well as kings in the hit Netflix series.
“I feel like a lot of what [her character Beth Harmon] goes through is her trying out different situations and seeing where she fits, because she comes from a background where every person she’s ever met has let her down in some way, or abandoned her,” Taylor-Joy says in the interview. “So she doesn’t trust people. And so she’s desperately trying to find a place to fit in. And I think as a kid I certainly had elements of that. So I was obsessed with her pretty immediately.”
In our annual Luxury Issue, we also meet chefs from some of the best kitchens in South Florida who let us in on the secrets of a truly special meal, find the hottest feature in the luxury home market may be – wait for it – closet space, take off to the Magic Kingdom to see how Disney is adding extra pixie dust to vacations, explore the potential health benefits of concierge and online medical services, and get some timely Bourbon advice straight from our resident sommelier, Peg San Felippo.
All this and more in the February issue of City & Shore, coming this weekend in print, online and digital, http://www.cityandshore.com/
Photo: Ana Taylor-Joy, photographed by Peter Morrison of the Associated Press