We have seen Anya Taylor-Joy dressed up as Princess Peach for Halloween, and now in a new interview with Modern Luxury San Diego, Anya has talked about how she became a gamer thanks to her role in Movie Super Mario Bros..
Just being in the movie got her into a hobby, and since then, she’s even taken part in local video games with her friends. Here’s exactly what she said:
“So now I’m a gamer, and it’s been really fun. Ideally, I like playing at arcades, because, again, it’s like a movie theater; I love the ceremony. I will go with all my friends. And we’ll spend hours in the arcade.”
MTV News also recently spoke with Anya about the Mario Bros. and how it got her into the game:
“After I applied for the job and my friends were so excited, we bought it all, you know, the Mario Kart world and we really went after it. I was in the arcade. Now I’ve become, like, a hardcore adult arcade individual.”
Anya isn’t the only Mario voice actor to talk about gaming in recent times. Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong) also mentioned how he grew up playing the Mario series on a Playchoice-10 and even has a dog named Zelda. And Chris Pratt (Mario) has a similar history of playing original games in video games growing up.