Catch Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma When It Starts Streaming Real Soon

What is it with her and well-meaning but severely misguided characters?

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(SPOT.ph) Gwyneth Paltrow, Alicia Silverstone, and now, Anya Taylor-Joy. The Golden Globe awardee—for her role as Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit, of course—is the latest actress to take on the role of Jane Austen's Emma for a big-ticket remake. And trust us when we say that this updated version doesn't disappoint (and it's not just because of Taylor-Joy either!). Don't believe us? Or just need some way to rewatch this hilarious film (legally)? Then mark your calendars for when it drops on HBO Go at 9 p.m., Saturday, April 10.

What Makes Anya Taylor Joy's Emma Different?

Quick, somebody make a GIF of Taylor-Joy's Emma popping that carriage window open so we can be happy again. In case you didn't get it from the trailer, this hilarious remake is one heck of a fun ride. Remove your thoughts from the prim and proper Regency era and dive straight into the more joyous—and sensual—subtext of Austen's work. 

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The remake does follow the central storyline of the rich, pretty, and much-too-clever Emma Woodhouse dabbling in everybody's business but her own. Attempts at matchmaking between a newfound "friend" and a certain vicar prove to be a much bigger bite of the apple than she expected, to hilarious results. Joining Taylor-Joy in the stellar cast are Bill Nighy (yes, in a period film!), The Crown's Josh O'Connor, Miranda Hart, and more. You definitely don't want to miss out on this fun ride.  

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