The adaptation of Sally Rooney’s 2018 novel, Normal People was adapted into a miniseries called Normal People, which featured Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal as the main stars. The series follows the relationship between Daisy Edgar-Jones’ character, Marianne Sheridan, and Paul Mescal’s character, Connell Waldron, as they navigate adulthood from their final days in secondary school to their undergraduate years at Trinity College.
These series also featured mature content that took a toll on Daisy Edgar-Jones’s mental health. The actress once opened up about the intimate scenes in the series, especially the violent ones, which left a strange feeling inside her. Despite these issues, Edgaer-Jones gave an outstanding performance in the series that earned her nominations for a British Academy Television Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Paul Mescal’s Normal People co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones felt “really strange” after playing these scenes in the series
Actress Daisy Edgar-Jones, who played the role of Marianne Sheridan in the 2020 romantic psychological drama series, Normal People, once talked to the New York Times about the scenes where her character was depressed and had violent s*x as a coping mechanism, explaining that filming those scenes left her feeling “really strange for a few days; it’s hard not to take that stuff on.”
An intimacy coordinator was hired in order to accurately portray the physical and emotional aspects of intimate scenes of the book in the series. Author Sally Rooney herself participated in the show’s production as she wrote the series with Alice Birch.
Daisy Edgar-Jones became a superstar overnight
Daisy Edgar-Jones, who was 22 when the show was released, became a well-known name in the entertainment industry thanks to her remarkable performance in the series. Her work earned her nominations for a British Academy Television Award and a Golden Globe Award. Her first post-Normal People project, the thriller dark-comedy film Fresh, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, once again earning Edgar-Jones praises from critics and fans.
The actress is all set to play the lead role in the upcoming film, Twisters, a sequel to the 1996 film Twister, which is set to be released in July 2024. The actress also portrayed Muriel in Daniel Minahan’s On Swift Horses, which is in the post-production stage but the release date hasn’t been announced yet.
With Normal People, Edgar-Jones became famous quite early but she had proved that she has what it takes to be an esteemed star in the industry. With many more projects lined up, this is just the beginning for her.