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Anya Taylor-Joy in Tight "Catsuit" Promotes One Night in Soho

Here’s how the rising star stays in shape. 

Currently promoting her highly anticipated movie, One Night in Soho, Anya Taylor-Joy continued her impressive style streak on Wednesday. The 25-year-old star of The Queen's Gambit made an appearance on The Late Late Show, rocking a custom Richard Quinn floral catsuit that showed off her fantastic figure. How does she prioritize her health and wellbeing? Read on to see 6 ways Anya Taylor-Joy stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Doesn't Eat Meat

 "I've been a vegetarian since I was eight, so I don't touch meat or fish. I was vegan for a long time I got into it because it's the most ecologically conscious choice you can make as a consumer," she told Harper's Bazaar. "When I was a vegan it was the healthiest I've ever felt, because I had so much energy. I was eating a ton because I have a really big appetite and was getting in more greens. As a vegetarian I love a lot of Italian food – but I don't get that many greens in there!"


She Is a Dancer

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"I used to be a ballet dancer. I haven't danced properly now for a couple of years, but I do one exercise class and immediately my poise comes back, and my muscles remember," she revealed to Harper's Bazaar. "I always dance first thing in the morning, silly crazy dancing. I do it to at least three songs, because it sets me up for the day. "I do really miss how strong my body used to be, so I'm getting back into dancing properly," she added. 


She Also Does Pilates

Anya recently discovered the reformer.  "I just did my first Pilates reformer class and loved it – so I'm trying to find a way of incorporating exercise more into my routine simply because you have to be strong to do this job," she told Harper's Bazaar. 


She Kickboxes

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She also started kickboxing, which helps her stay strong. "If you're not taking care of yourself, you are not going to make it. It's too demanding on you physically – you need that strength. But also, I just have too much energy and it is better for me to put it into something like boxing than to be let loose into the world with it!" she explained to Harper's Bazaar. 


Baths Are Her Form of Self-Care

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"My mum instilled in me a deep love of baths. I love baths! I think that would be my primary form of self-care. Baths have really helped me through lockdown," she told Vogue. "I like to make a ritual out of them. I'm big into the salts, and I make my own blend of essential oils for whatever it is that I want the water to give me. I'm a very spiritual person, so I love the act of getting into a bath, cleansing yourself, and then allowing whatever it is that you want to get rid of just stay in the tub. Recently, I've been using a lot of almond oil in the bath, which, hazard warning: It makes it very slippery. For anyone trying this at home, make sure you're holding onto something when you step out of it! Along with almond oil, I've been using a lot of sandalwood, jasmine, and lavender if it's nighttime, because it's just gorgeous."


Moderation Is Key


Anya allows herself to drink alcohol, but doesn't go to extremes. "'I still love going out and being around people, but now my work is taking up so much of my energy, I have to be a lot more careful because I end up paying for it. I don't have time to be a 25-year-old with a hangover," she recently explained to Tatler. "But I'm not someone who needs a drink to dance. Basically I've become very efficient at everything. I'm like, 'What do I need out of this situation? I need to dance for a couple of hours, see my friends and have a good time,' so I'm like, 'Right, OK, let's bang it out.' Then it's: go home, have a bath, get up for work. I sound mental, but that's what's working for me right now."


Leah Groth
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