She is beautiful, talented, polyglot, and classy. But did you know that apart from her acting skills Anya Taylor-Joy can also sing? And she does it splendidly we must add. A video has been released and we just have to admit that the actress sings like an angel.
Anya-Talor-Joy is singing Petula's Clark 'Downtown' in the upcoming film Last Night in Soho directed by Edgar Wright. In the film, the 'Queen's Gambit' star stars alongside Thomasin McKenzie, Matt Smith, and Terence Stamp.
In the video, we can see her in a recording studio behind a microphone while singing in a low-tempo and a bit of echo is heard. While her ethereal voice is heard, we get to see some scenes from the trailer, but also some never-before-seen shots and even some snippets from the orchestra are shown.
Fans showed the actress support on social media and wrote amazing messages to her. “Is there anything Anya can’t do?? Seriously. This is so good” wrote one fan while another added, “At this point, I want Anya to be cast as a Disney princess so she could sing more like this.”
While Anya Taylor-Joy is singing 'Downtown,' it probably sounds familiar to you since Petula Clark sing it first back in 1965. According to Billboard, it climbed to #1on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It has also been covered by Dolly Parton, Marianne Faithfull, the Osmond Brothers, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Frank Sinatra, Yo La Tengo, The Saw Doctors, and Baby Spice Emma Bunton.
According to the official description, the story follows aspiring fashion designer Eloise (McKenzie), "mysteriously entering the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie (Taylor-Joy). But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker."
In the trailer, we get to see Tomasin McKenzie as Eloise Turner who is living in the present they and somehow she visualizes Sandie's life (Anya). Matt Smith plays Jack, a man with whom Sandie falls in love who in the trailer we saw how he starts as a charming guy but then he changes his ways towards Sandie, and at some point, we can sense that she is in danger when they are together. Eloise then tries to warn her but, let's remember that they are in different years.
Edgar Wright has directed other known films like Wright’s previous credits include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Baby Driver. “I haven’t gone back to horror-comedy, because with Shaun Of The Dead I felt like I had said much of what I wanted to say with that movie,” Wright told SFX. The filmmaker went on to say that he won’t even board similar projects as a producer.