Anya Taylor-Joy Was Not Very Chill When She Met Saoirse Ronan

"I'm so not chill. Like, I will be chill in like, a month, but until then..." actress Anya Taylor-Joy recalls thinking when she met Saoirse Ronan at a performance of 'The Crucible.' The star of 'The Witch' and the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan movie 'Split' discusses her cinematic crush and her most recent, most memorable birthday.

Released on 9/19/2016

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Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy

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When I was little, I can definitely remember
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when Facebook was a thing.
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And I was never aware that my eyes were far apart.
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And then someone tagged me in a picture of a fish
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and they were like, This is you
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'cause your eyes are like here.
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I was really upset about it and I didn't enjoy it.
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And I kind of stopped looking in mirrors
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for a very long time.
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I still don't really spend a lot of time in front of
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mirrors because I don't really have to deal with my face.
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It became common knowledge in the playground that if you
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wanted me to catch a ball,
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you had to throw it at the side of my head.
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'Cause if you threw it straight here I'd just be like,
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Oh my god, what, what happened?
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What's going on?
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Crazy people are kind of, they're kind of my thing.
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Like, I mean like crazy people.
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Or people that just, I guess, have a different way of
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coping with life that's not considered normal.
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I think that's the interesting story.
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Oh gosh, my cinematic crush.
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Eddie Redmayne.
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You know, tall, skinny, ginger, English, winning.
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Freckles, all of the freckles.
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(laughing)
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I turned 20 couple of weeks ago, and my parents flew in,
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and I don't get to see them very often,
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and so it was really, really nice.
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And they took me to see The Crucible.
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Saoirse was there, and she was so nice.
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And she like walked me across like the,
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you know, the theater floor.
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And we were talking about our movies and witches
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and I was just like, I'm not okay.
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I'm so not chill.
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Like, I will be chill in like a month.
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But until then, and I actually said that to her.
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I was like, Look, you're so nice.
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I really want to be your friend but like I need some time.
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I need to take, like, a breather.
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And then we can be friends and then it'll be great.
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(laughing)