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Episode 4

Anya Taylor-Joy Is a Real Scaredy-Cat, Especially When It Comes to Revolving Doors

Though Anya Taylor-Joy has become best-known for her horror filmography — her breakout role in 'The Witch' and her upcoming starring role in M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' chief among them — she has no stomach for it. Here, she shares her biggest fear (revolving doors), the friends she's made with her movie characters, and her first-ever sex scene with a fictionalized Barack Obama on the eve of her 20th birthday.

Released on 1/23/2017

Credit

Starring:

Anya Taylor-Joy

Transcript

00:03
I don't wanna say schizophrenic
00:04
just in terms of the mental health disorder
00:07
but I definitely lose who I am a lot of the time
00:11
in going from movie to movie to movie
00:12
and character to character because they are so real for me.
00:15
Sometimes, I'll feel like little traits of one character
00:18
coming through that are definitely not mine
00:20
and that can creep me out a little bit.
00:22
It's also kinda cool because you end up
00:24
with all of these friends that you know very intimately.
00:27
When you get to watch the movie,
00:28
it's kind of like visiting a friend or something like that.
00:31
I'm a real scaredycat.
00:32
I'm not good at being scared.
00:33
It just freaks me out.
00:35
Actually acting in a horror movie is,
00:38
you get to feel so much more intensely.
00:40
Your brackets of acceptable emotion are so much wider
00:44
and so you get to really purge yourself
00:46
of any emotions that you have,
00:48
put yourself in some really intense situations.
00:50
After a big emotional scene, I get to go home
00:52
and I get a good night's sleep.
00:54
I'm a lot more stable
00:56
now that I'm making horror movies for sure.
00:59
My biggest irrational fear, revolving doors.
01:02
Revolving doors have always freaked me out
01:04
and I'm not even claustrophobic.
01:06
It's just the speed, that it's going around
01:08
and I'm consistently worried that I'm not gonna make it
01:10
so it's gonna cut me in half or something
01:12
so I just avoid, go through the other door immediately.
01:16
People around me will literally see me just tense up
01:18
and hold my hands and be like,
01:19
it's fine, it's fine, it's fine
01:20
and I'm going through the door
01:21
and I'm going through the door and I'm out.
01:22
Okay, all is well, all is good.
01:24
My actual birthday happened on set of Barry at 12 o'clock.
01:29
I turned 20 or whatever
01:30
but I had just done my first kind of sex scene
01:33
and so it felt sort of amazing to have done that
01:35
and then at 12 o'clock exactly be like,
01:37
okay, I feel a lot more like an adult now.
01:40
I've crossed a couple of bridges.
01:42
I slept with the president on my birthday.
01:44
Charlotte and she is the amalgamation
01:47
of Obama's three white college girlfriends.
01:49
I could pick certain things from each of the women
01:52
and put that into her and she's wonderful.
01:55
She's really really cool.
01:56
My first kiss was on a trampoline when I was 14
02:01
and it was the middle of the night
02:03
in this random big estate in England.
02:07
It was pretty nice.
02:09
I think we were originally jumping in tandem
02:12
and then I think the mood suddenly got a little bit.
02:14
We kinda sat down and had our first kiss.
02:16
I can't remember the boy's name
02:18
but I remember thinking,
02:20
having my first kiss on a trampoline was exactly my style
02:24
and being very proud of like,
02:26
okay, first kiss out of the way, done, no regrets, winning.
02:30
So that felt pretty good.
02:32
We'll always have the trampoline.
02:34
It will always hold a special place in our hearts
02:37
wherever he is.