Anya Taylor-Joy has played two very different characters in two very different films – Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road and Princess Peach in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. But what she didn’t expect was to find the commonalities between the two characters she plays on screen.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Taylor-Joy explains how she was both excited and terrified when she was first approached about playing Princess Peach. She only wanted to accept the role if Peach was a 3D character with her own agency and not just a princess. Fortunately, Taylor-Joy got her wish and she was able to bring Peach to life.
Taylor-Joy also talked about her experience playing Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. She revealed that her first time driving a car was while learning the stunts on the movie. Despite not having a license, Taylor-Joy was able to perform a stunt called a “juicy lift 180” – something that she believes will come in handy at some point.
These two characters may have nothing technically to do with each other, but Anya Taylor-Joy was able to find the commonalities between them and bring them to life on the big screen. With The Super Mario Bros. Movie hitting theaters this weekend, now is the perfect time to check out both of Taylor-Joy’s characters in action.