Actress Anya Taylor-Joy might be young, but she is one of Hollywood's most influential movie stars. At 26, she has starred in multiple productions: Netflix's The Queen's Gambit, which launched her to the next level, and Peaky Blinders as Gina Gray. Throughout her time in the entertainment industry, Anya has received acclaim for her immense talent, winning a Golden Globe Award.
The actress also received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Despite having achieved a lot already, Anya is not slowing down. The award-winning actress recently appeared in a dark comedy thriller, The Menu, and spoke to USA Today about her filming experience. Find out what she said below.
What Is The Movie's Plot?
Penned by Will Tracy and Seth Reiss, the horror thriller is centered around a young couple, Margot and Tyler, who are interested in dining at an exclusive restaurant owned by a famous chef. First, however, the pair must travel to a remote island via boat to get to the upscale eatery. The celebrity chef, Slowik, prides himself in preparing food using an unrivaled scientific approach.
According to him, the food in his restaurant should be treated like art. However, unfortunately for the wealthy guests who choose to eat at his restaurant, the menu is filled with some less-than-pleasant and disturbing dishes. Worse, some of the guests looking to experience a luxurious dinner might not survive the evening.
Inside The Movie's Official Trailer
On August 10, 2022, Searchlight Pictures released The Menu's official trailer on its YouTube channel. The clip introduces the viewers to Tyler and Margot as they are invited to spend the evening on the secluded island, where the world's most fancy yet mysterious restaurant is located. Tyler, a complete food snob, is itching to taste every delicacy Chef Slowik prepares, but it is the opposite for Margot.
While the plot explains everything, the trailer refrains from revealing the chef's intentions with his guests. The video teases shocking images of people running in the woods, guests being cut down by night, and bodies covered in blood.
Who Are 'The Menu's Cast Members
The Menu features some of the most talented movie stars in Hollywood. In the movie, Anya plays one of the major roles, Margot Mills. She features alongside stars like Ralph Fiennes as the ritualistic chef, Slowik, Nicholas Hoult as Tyler, Hong Chau as Elsa, Janet McTeer as Lillian Bloom, John Leguizamo as George Díaz, and many others.
Anya Talks About Acting With Ralph Finnes
During a recent interview with USA Today, Anya opened up about co-starring with Ralph, who appeared as Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise. According to the actress, she was starstruck because she was a huge Harry Potter fan, however, she kept her cool until the end of the movie. In her words:
"And so with Ralph, we just became really good friends and it wasn't a big deal at all. And then the second the film ended, it was just, 'Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god! I have to call my mom!' So he was very, very gracious about it."
Overall, it was a great experience for Anya. For the actress, The Menu, released on November 18, 2022, will be one of her most memorable productions.