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Split shot of photographer being detained and Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy Shoot Sparks Paparazzi Fight, NYPD Steps In

The Blast / Adam Glyn
By Gary Trock

"The Queen's Gambit" star was at the center of a wild scene when an overly aggressive photographer caused her photo shoot to temporarily come to a halt while cops de-escalated the heated situation.

It all went down Wednesday in New York City while Anya Taylor-Joy shot a new campaign for Tiffany & Co. The platinum blonde Netflix star has been seen shooting around the city this week and was also seen walking down the street with male model, Alton Mason.

Causing a Scene

photographer being detained by NYPD
The Blast / Adam Glyn

Although the world is still technically in a pandemic, you could not tell considering the amount of paparazzi and fans crowding around Anya Taylor-Joy and the production crew during their shoot.

Our source on the scene describes the tension building by the aggressive photographers trying to capture a shot of the famed "Queen's Gambit" star before the situation finally came to a head and one of the photographers appeared to get physical (video below) with those around him.

Almost immediately, nearby NYPD officers rushed in and confronted the irate paparazzo and led him off to the side where they were able to de-escalate the situation. It's unclear if any official action was taken against the photographer, or whether he was just given a moment to cool off.

Meanwhile, 24-year-old Anya Taylor-Joy remained a true professional and did not let the little mishap ruin her Tiffany & Co. campaign.

The actress, who was wearing a beautiful black jumpsuit, wore a wide smile on her face while she posed next to a few models on bicycles.

Taylor has been dominating awards season over her role as Beth Harmon on the popular Netflix series and most recently picked up another notable win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series.

Although the SAG Awards were done virtually at home, like many other awards shows this year, Anya Taylor-Joy was still glammed up in a beautiful nude-colored dress while dripping in Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Taking to social media after the event, the actress shared how grateful she is for all the recognition over "Queen's Gambit."

"Oh goodness- this one really hit me in the feels. Thank you SO much to my fellow creatives @sagawards for honouring Beth and I ... it feels surreal to even be able to call you my PEERS let alone this. Thank you."

Taylor added, "And damn... @tiffanyandco , you sure know how to make a girl feel her best :)"

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