The Queen’s Gambit’s Anya Taylor Joy poses in sparkling diadem for regal Vogue cover

The Queen Gambit’s Anya Taylor Joy has posed in a sparkling diadem for regal duel British Vogue cover with Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Platinum Jubilee.

The actress, 25, was one of the cover stars of the April issue of the fashion bible, as she posed with a perfect replica of the George IV State Diadem tilted atop her platinum locks.

Anya opened up about struggling with her rise to stardom during an interview with the magazine and revealed she would meditate by going clubbing at 11am while shooting Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit in Berlin.

Regal: The Queen Gambit’s Anya Taylor Joy has posed in a sparkling diadem for regal duel British Vogue cover with Queen Elizabeth II to mark the Platinum Jubilee

Anya, who graced the magazine in a silver semi-sheer dress, was just one of the cover stars, as The Queen appeared in photographic form on the cover of Vogue for the first time, in a special issue celebrating her 70 years on the throne .

Speaking to the magazine, Anya touched on her about her love for raving, dealing with The Queen’s Gambit fame and her new film, The Northman.

Anya explained that following the stratospheric rise of her star, she still loves to go to a club and dance – but more as a form of meditation now.

While in Berlin filming The Queen’s Gambit, on Sunday ‘Anya would go to a club by herself, she explained:’ At 11:30 in the morning, dance until 8pm …

Glam: Anya opened up about struggling with her rise to stardom during an interview with the magazine and revealed she would meditate by going clubbing at 11am while shooting Netflix hit The Queen's Gambit in Berlin

Glam: Anya opened up about struggling with her rise to stardom during an interview with the magazine and revealed she would meditate by going clubbing at 11am while shooting Netflix hit The Queen’s Gambit in Berlin

‘Not talk to anybody, then go home, have a bath, eat some spaghetti and wake up at 4am to go to work. I felt great. ‘

Anya explained how she doesn’t feel comfortable in the spotlight and revealed that she ‘blacksout’ while at red carpet events for her films.

She said: ‘[I don’t] necessarily love the red-carpet experience. I, like, blackout when it’s happening. It’s so, so overwhelming. ‘

The Last Night In Soho star admitted she is happiest barefoot and ‘ankle deep in mud or plunged into the icy ocean with her belongings stuffed in a plastic bag’.

Platinum Queen: Anya, who graced the magazine in a silver semi-sheer dress, was just one of the cover stars, as The Queen appeared in photographic form on the cover of Vogue for the first time, in a special issue celebrating her 70 years on the throne

Platinum Queen: Anya, who graced the magazine in a silver semi-sheer dress, was just one of the cover stars, as The Queen appeared in photographic form on the cover of Vogue for the first time, in a special issue celebrating her 70 years on the throne

Detailing her experience while filming The Northman, she said: ‘I looked insane. I know infuriatingly joyful. The stunt guys would say, “Can we get out of the water now?” And I was like, “This is amazing. Nature! We’re outside! We get to make art.”

Despite being surrounded by celebrity types – including friend Cara Delevingne – since finding fame, Anya admitted the first time she felt she ‘fit in’ was on the set of The Witch. Kate Dickie, some 25 years her senior di lei, cast as her mother di lei, became her di lei.

She explained: ‘First real best friend. I only made friends close to my age group maybe three or four years ago. I think Ivy [Getty] was the first. ‘

It was to Ivy Getty’s house that Anya fled after The Queen’s Gambit sent her star stratospheric, she said: ‘Nothing about my life changed. Then I dropped into New York and within an hour I was back at Ivy’s house just like shivering on the floor.

‘It was so intense… I was dressed like an East Berlin spy at all times… It just took a second to understand it and make it ok for myself.’

While feeling down – especially about her romantic life – Anya revealed she would watch old episodes of Sex and the City.

She explained: ‘I remember when I met Sarah Jessica Parker, I was going through a horrible break-up, and I went up to her and I was like, “I need you to know that I am watching you and Big and it’s giving me hope. “

‘And she was like’ That things will work out? ‘ and I said, “No! That this will end and I will finally move on!”.

Elsewhere in the isuse, British Vogue paid special tribute to Her Majesty The Queen by looking back on its own unique relationship with the Monarch.

Club lover!  Anya explained that following the stratospheric rise of her star, she still loves to go to a club and dance - but more as a form of meditation now

Club lover! Anya explained that following the stratospheric rise of her star, she still loves to go to a club and dance – but more as a form of meditation now

The twin covers feature The Queen in the early years of her reign and – in playful echo – actress Anya for her own fantasy royal dress-up moment.

In his Editor’s letter, British Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful OBE writes: ‘When I received my OBE for services to diversity in fashion several years ago, I thought carefully about what the decision to accept it would mean.

‘Ultimately, I saw an ancient institution that was setting about on a program of change and if they had noticed and wanted to recognize my work as something worth spotlighting, given the fact my endeavors were all about spotlighting under-represented people too, then I felt comfortable – keen, even – to engage. ‘

The April issue of British Vogue is available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 29th March.

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