Posts about Anya Taylor-Joy
Did anyone else really enjoy Anya Taylor Joy in the Queen's Gambit but think she was quite bad in her Peaky run?
I just cannot get past her performance in 5 & 6. It wasn't as distracting last season when she only acted next to Finn Cole (who has always had his acting limitations, let's be honest). But this year she has so many full scenes with Cillian where it seems like she is putting so little nuance or pathos into her line delivery. Just reading the words written for her as if she were in a high school play, and wow does that not translate when you're going toe-to-toe with a talent like Cillian for five minutes. And don't get me started on how silly she makes calling Tommy "the Devil" sounds. She takes any menace or fear right out of their labeling of him that.
She's definitely talented, we've seen it in The Witch and Gambit. So what the heck happened here?
The only worthwhile scene of her this season is her walking into the jail in Episode 1 to that Joy Division needle drop. ALMOST made me forgive her for the rest of her performance!