Anya Taylor-Joy Reveals How Jimmy Fallon ‘Saved’ Her Life
Anya Taylor-Joy has revealed how Jimmy Fallon saved her life at one point. The 26-year-old actress recalled a previous encounter she had with the late-night host at the 2018 Met Gala during an appearance this week on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She thanked him for saving her life during her first and only time at the fashion extravaganza. Then, she described the “pretty cuckoo bananas” story.
“I was wearing a dress that was ridiculously heavy and I couldn’t really move,” Taylor-Joy, 26, said. “I was just kind of trying to get through the evening and at the end of the night, I’m at the top of the stairs, and the gorgeous Hailee Steinfeld walks past me and has a very complicated, like, three-train thing, and I get wrapped up in it. And I’m like: ‘Oh, I’m going to die. I’m going to die on the steps of the Met, darling.’”
The Queen’s Gambit star then shared that Fallon was the one who quickly swooped in to help her out of the situation. She noted that he was very sweet about it. “Literally just out of nowhere the hand of god came out and pulled me out of it and it was you,” she continued. “And you were just so sweet about it. You were like, ‘Hey, I’m Jimmy, nice to meet you.’” Fallon shared his memory from that moment, adding, “I do remember that. You were going down!” The Witch star added that after her encounter with Fallon, her time at the event was much more enjoyable. “You were next to Sarah Paulson and after that, my night got much better cause I actually knew somebody there,” she told Fallon. “So thank you.”
On Twitter at the time, Steinfeld responded to this story, writing: “Not me being the possible cause of sending Anya Taylor-Joy down the colossal staircase. Thank god for Jimmy Fallon & honestly thank god for you ATJ… I can’t wait to properly meet!!!”
Watch the interview below: