Anya Taylor-Joy Confirms ‘Dune: Part Two’ Role at London Premiere

As if the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two” couldn’t get any more star-studded, Anya Taylor-Joy has joined the ensemble.

In the days leading up to the film’s world premiere in London on Thursday, rumors began recirculating online that Taylor-Joy would play a role in the film led by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. Overnight, there was a flurry when fans noticed that Letterboxd featured “Dune: Part Two” among the list of films starring Taylor-Joy. The credit has since been removed, but screenshots continued to circulate.

Variety can confirm that it’s true: Taylor-Joy makes an appearance in “Dune,” playing a major character from the franchise that won’t be spoiled here. And to top it all off, the Emmy-nominated and SAG- and Golden Globe-winning actor made a shock appearance at the London premiere, posing on the sand duned red carpet in Leicester Square with her fashion-forward cast mates.

In an interview which streamed live on Warner Bros.’ TikTok, Taylor-Joy coyly confirmed her involvement. “This is a dream come true,” she said, when host Yinka Bokinni asked what it felt like to join the franchise. “The books are incredible, but with this cast and with Denis, it doesn’t get any better than that.”

The actor also offered a rave review for the film, describing it as “one of the best movies I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Genuinely, Denis has killed it.”

Taylor-Joy’s surprise casting adds to the film’s stacked roster of stars, as Austin Butler, Florence Pugh, Léa Seydoux, Souheila Yacoub and Christopher Walken join the franchise. Returning from the first installment are Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling and Javier Bardem.

As for Taylor-Joy, 2024 was already primed to be a big year considering her starring role in Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated action movie “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” which races into theaters on May 24. The film’s first trailer was unveiled at CCXP, Brazil’s biggest Comic-Con event, last fall. The clip sees “The Queens Gambit” and “The Menu” star shaving her head to take on the role of Imperator Furiosa – the fierce war captain that Charlize Theron played in the 2015 action film — and follows the character as she comes into her own after being taken away from the Green Place of Many Mothers and is immersed into a sinister world.

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‘Furiosa’ Trailer: Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth Race Across the Wasteland in ‘Mad Max’ Prequel

As the world fell, young Furiosa is snatched from the Green Place of Many Mothers and falls into the hands of a great Biker Horde led by the Warlord Dementus. Sweeping through the Wasteland, they come across the Citadel presided over by The Immortan Joe. While the two Tyrants war for dominance, Furiosa must survive many trials as she puts together the means to find her way home.

Anya Taylor-Joy Cosplay at the Mario Movie Premiere

Anya Taylor-Joy chats with ET’s Matt Cohen at the premiere of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ in Los Angeles. The actress opens up about her choice to cosplay as her character, Princess Peach, at the premiere. She also reveals if she would be down for a Princess Peach spin-off movie. Anya admits she’s ‘kind of’ nervous about delivering this film to the dedicated ‘Super Mari Bros.’ audience, but she’s also excited for young people to see Princess Peach as a role model, representing female leadership. ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is in theaters on April 5.

Anya Taylor-Joy: Life Lessons | Bazaar UK

Life Lessons with Anya Taylor-Joy

Is there anything I’ve learnt about confidence? Listen, I’m still figuring it out,” Anya Taylor-Joy tells us in the latest episode of our Life Lessons series. “I think it’s something that has to come from you. I don’t think it’s something that you can rely on other people to constantly validate you for… You have to believe that you are worthy. And that’s actually really hard.”

With her unwavering commitment to creativity, the mesmerising and multifaceted star now has Hollywood and the fashion world at her feet – and is why she was named our Actress of the Year at the 2022 Women of the Year Awards.

The 26-year-old is an expert at transformation, moving seamlessly from one character to the next, kitted out in Regency dress one month and Sixties garb the next, then equally comfortable wearing rags befitting a Mad Max dystopia, or the contemporary looks of her current film, The Menu.

“Trying to pick a project that I’m most proud of is like trying to pick between children,” she laughs. “Even if you do have a favourite, you’re not supposed to say it!” She adds that she’s most proud of how she’s managed the balance of her hectic schedule. “I work back-to-back,” she explains. “Characters are real people for me, and I mourn them when they’re gone. So being able to jump from the skin of one person into the next rather quickly, actually helps me compartmentalise my feelings. I give myself an hour to breathe and then I have to let it go and move on to the next thing the next day. I’m proud that I’ve kept up with that.”

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Anya Taylor-Joy Dishes on How Jimmy Saved Her Life at the Met Gala (Extended) | The Tonight Show

Anya Taylor-Joy talks about getting invited onstage when she was fourteen during The Beach Boys’ concert, her last-minute Princess Peach Halloween costume and her film The Menu.


Dior just released its Fall/Winter 2022 holiday campaign starring actor Anya-Taylor Joy.

Debuting a pattern designed by Italian artist Pietro Ruffo, the campaign sees Joy transformed into “a radiant host,” according to the brand’s press release, inviting guests into a wintery chateau. Described as “a blonde fairy,” Joy is surrounded by the icons of Miss Dior, J’Adore, Rouge Dior and Sauvage, with the scene dressed in Ruffo’s bespoke gold pattern.

“For this project, I imagined myself laying on the grass of the Chateau De La Colle Noire at night, looking toward the north, admiring the constellations around the north star, the little dipper, the giraffe, the lynx, the dragon, Perseus, Cassiopeia… Which seem to dance in the sky,” Ruffo explains in a press release. He continues, “Enchanted by this sight, I can smell flowers all around me: violet, angelica, gardenia, jasmine, orange blossom, frangipani, magnolia, the scents of rose and Myrtle – all these aromas illuminated by the constellations, bringing them to new and magical life.”


Go behind-the-scenes of Anya Taylor-Joy’s Vogue cover shoot | Vogue Australia

While in Australia filming the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ prequel, ‘Furiosa’, Anya Taylor-Joy shot for the October 2022 issue of Vogue Australia. Here, go behind-the-scenes of her cover shoot!

[Video] Anya Taylor-Joy plays ‘Either or Neither’ with Vogue | Vogue Australia

From the near-impossible choice between her two favourite cities, to whether or not she’d swap being blonde to be a redhead again, see the star of the ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ prequel, ‘Furiosa’, Anya Taylor-Joy play ‘Either or Neither’ with Vogue on the set of her October cover shoot. Still haven’t subscribed to Vogue Australia on YouTube? Do it here:

Academy Invites 397 New Members, Including Anya Taylor-Joy,Billie Eilish, Jamie Dornan, Dana Walden

Anya Taylor-Joy, Billie Eilish, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan and Disney exec Dana Walden are among the 397 artists and executives invited to join the membership of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. If all of this year’s invitees accept membership, it will bring the total number of Academy members to 10,665, with 9,665 eligible to vote for the 95th Oscars set to take place on March 12, 2023.

The 2022 class is 44% women, 37% belong to underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 50% are from 53 countries and territories outside the United States. There are 71 Oscar nominees, including 15 winners, among the invitees. Some of the big names invited are recent winners Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”) and Troy Kotsur (“CODA”), and nominees Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”), Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”). Also invited are a slew of global artists and artisans such as actors Robin de Jesús (“Tick, Tick … Boom!”), Olga Merediz (“In the Heights”) and Vincent Lindon (“Titane”), director Reinaldo Marcus Green (“King Richard”), screenwriters Jeremy O Harris (“Zola”), Jon Spaihts (“Dune”) and marketing and awards public relations executives Debra Birnbaum of Amazon and Gina Pence of Apple.


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