Why The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy refuses to watch herself in films

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Photo credit: Pascal Le Segretain - Getty Images
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From Cosmopolitan

The Queen's Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy has opened up about why she doesn't watch her films of shows on the big-screen or in cinemas saying she doesn't believe she is "beautiful enough" to be in films.

Netflix's chess drama The Queen's Gambit has only been out for a few weeks, but it's already a huge hit, with fans not only swooning over the fashion and styling but also crossing their fingers for a second season.

But series star Anya Taylor-Joy has opened up about not watching herself on the big screen saying that she thinks she is "weird looking."

"I have never and I don’t think I will ever think of myself as beautiful," she said in quote published by The Sun. "I don’t think I’m beautiful enough to be in films. It sounds pathetic and my boyfriend warns me people will think I’m an absolute d*** for saying these things, but I just think I’m weird-looking.

"I won’t go to the cinema to watch my own film, I’ll watch it before. The beauty of being in your own skin is that you don’t have to look at your own face."

Photo credit: CHARLIE GRAY/NETFLIX
Photo credit: CHARLIE GRAY/NETFLIX

Earlier this year Taylor-Joy starred as the lead role in Emma, a film based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Speaking about the film, she said: "I genuinely had a panic attack on Emma because I thought, 'I am the first ugly Emma and I can’t do this', because the first line in the movie is, 'I'm handsome, clever and rich'. "

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