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Anya Taylor-Joy isn’t ruling out a second season of The Queen’s Gambit

Netflix‘s The Queen‘s Gambit was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2020, earning Golden Globes for Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance and Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, among other awards.

The seven-episode series was adapted from Walter Tevis’ 1983 novel and crafted as a stand-alone limited series, though the show’s immense popularity has lead to questions about the possibility of a second season.

Taylor-Joy, 25, was asked about the possibility of another season and returning as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in a wide-ranging profile for Elle, and she didn’t rule it out, though it may be further down the line. 

Big hit: Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit was one of the biggest surprise hits of 2020, earning Golden Globes for Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance and Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, among other awards

Possible: Taylor-Joy, 25, was asked about the possibility of another season and returning as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in a wide-ranging profile for Elle , and she didn't rule it out, though it may be further down the line

Possible: Taylor-Joy, 25, was asked about the possibility of another season and returning as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in a wide-ranging profile for Elle , and she didn’t rule it out, though it may be further down the line

‘It would be silly of me to go, “There’s going to be a second series,” and then I’m 40, and Scott’s like, “Yo, how do you feel about this? You want to go back?”‘

The stage rights to the Tevis novel were recently acquired for a new musical, but neither Taylor nor creator Scott Frank are involved in that project.

When asked what she would like to see her character Beth Harmon take on next, she hopes Beth would do some traveling, perhaps with Benny Watts (Thomas Brodie-Sangster).

Silly: 'It would be silly of me to go, "There’s going to be a second series," and then I’m 40, and Scott’s like, "Yo, how do you feel about this? You want to go back?"'

Silly: ‘It would be silly of me to go, “There’s going to be a second series,” and then I’m 40, and Scott’s like, “Yo, how do you feel about this? You want to go back?”‘

‘I hope she starts doing things for her own enjoyment. I’d like Beth to pick up Benny and spend some time with him in Russia, just the two of them being snobby intellectuals together, and I hope she has a Bowie phase,’ Taylor-Joy said.

Frank revealed that he was more than impressed with Taylor-Joy’s professionalism, revealing that the first day of filming an important Kentucky chess tournament scene in the second episode, she had learned her grandfather passed away.

‘On the first day of filming that sequence, Anya learned that her grandfather had passed away,’ Frank began.

Bowie phase: 'I hope she starts doing things for her own enjoyment. I’d like Beth to pick up Benny and spend some time with him in Russia, just the two of them being snobby intellectuals together, and I hope she has a Bowie phase,' Taylor-Joy said

Bowie phase: ‘I hope she starts doing things for her own enjoyment. I’d like Beth to pick up Benny and spend some time with him in Russia, just the two of them being snobby intellectuals together, and I hope she has a Bowie phase,’ Taylor-Joy said

‘It was a devastating loss, but she did her scenes like a pro, and the minute we said “Cut,” she would just come apart,” Frank continued, adding they condensed the three-day sequence into two days so she could go to the funeral.   

‘Everybody was blown away. The whole crew applauded when we finished the last match. I’ve never seen anything like it,’ Frank added.

When asked about the certainly bright future of his young star, he has no doubt we’ll be seeing her on the big screen for decades to come.

Pro: 'It was a devastating loss, but she did her scenes like a pro, and the minute we said "Cut," she would just come apart," Frank continued, adding they condensed the three-day sequence into two days so she could go to the funeral

Pro: ‘It was a devastating loss, but she did her scenes like a pro, and the minute we said “Cut,” she would just come apart,” Frank continued, adding they condensed the three-day sequence into two days so she could go to the funeral

‘We’ll see Dame Anya Taylor-Joy, in her eighties, acting in some great piece of work, earning her nineteenth Oscar,’ Frank said.

Taylor-Joy has a busy few years ahead of her, recently being cast as the title character in the Max Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa.

She also stars in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, hitting theaters this October, while reuniting with The Witch director Robert Eggers for his new film The Northman.

Busy: Taylor-Joy has a busy few years ahead of her, recently being cast as the title character in the Max Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa

Busy: Taylor-Joy has a busy few years ahead of her, recently being cast as the title character in the Max Max: Fury Road prequel Furiosa

Coming soon: She also stars in Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho, hitting theaters this October, while reuniting with The Witch director Robert Eggers for his new film The Northman

Coming soon: She also stars in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, hitting theaters this October, while reuniting with The Witch director Robert Eggers for his new film The Northman


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