In her Marie Claire interview, Anya Taylor-Joy stated that her family moved to Argentina right after she was born, but ended up moving to England not long after; and initially, she was not a fan of life in the new country.
“I was stubborn and I wanted to go home and I didn’t understand London at all. I’d come from a place where everything was green and everything was expensive and there were animals everywhere and all of a sudden, I came here and I was like ‘what the f*** is going on?'” Taylor-Joy said that her family moved to England because of political unrest in Argentina, adding, “We all really resented them for it and now we look back, we’re like thank you so much because they gave us such an opportunity in life.”
Being born in Miami and raised in Argentina, Taylor-Joy explained that her path to learning English was complicated. “I was very lonely,” Taylor-Joy said to GMA. “So I learned English. I needed to make friends. So I actually learned to speak English by reading the Harry Potter books.”
In addition, she acquainted herself with other children’s classics.