Anya Taylor-Joy is one of the actresses of the moment. At 25 years old, and despite having already participated in successful series like Peaky Blinders and in movies like The Witch, the young woman gained prominence last year by playing Beth Harmon, the main character of Lady’s Gambit, a successful miniseries from Netflix.
The fame he gained in the last year has meant that he has several offers for productions, such as Last Night in Soho, recently presented at the Venice Film Festival, or Emma, based on the Jane Austin novel of the same name. This frantic pace led the actress to suffer from chronic stress, as she revealed in an interview with the magazine Tatler.
“It was a new stage in my life, for which I was not prepared and it made me feel powerless”, said the actress, that in order to be able to deal better with what she was experiencing, she needed professional help. In the same interview, he also revealed that, when he started having more requests for work, he stopped giving priority to his own life to focus almost exclusively on the characters.
“I was putting energy into understanding these other personas that I was like a vase that was filled with liquids of different colors and I had no idea who I was myself. I definitely got to the point where I thought, ‘I haven’t had time to catch up on my personal life because I’ve been packing all these experiences in a backpack and I’m still moving forward’, explained the actress.
It was during the suspension of recordings due to the quarantine that Anya Taylor-Joy realized that she had neglected her mental health because of the heavy workload she was accumulating. And it was also at that time that he was diagnosed with chronic stress, a health problem, precisely the result of the workload he had. The actress explained that between recordings of Lady’s Gambit, ummae Last Night in Soho, stopped just one day between the end of each production and the beginning of the next. “I survived on Coca-Cola Light, cigarettes and coffee, and in the end I thought, ‘I need to eat some vegetables’” he said, admitting that he was under stress at the time.