The Normal People star had no idea the show would be so successful

Daisy Edgar-Jones reacted to the huge success of BBC Three’s BAFTA miniseries normal peopleadmitting she had no idea it would be such a hit.

The series, based on Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel of the same name, follows the characters Marianne (Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). They live in the same small town in Ireland but come from different backgrounds, and slowly they build a friendship and navigate each other’s romantic lives – including their own feelings for each other.

Daisy was the guest of The Graham Norton Show on Friday February 25 to promote his upcoming films, Costs and Where the Crawdads sing.

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While filming the talk show, she also reflected on the universal acclaim for normal people.

Daisy explained: “When I did normal people, I had no idea what was going to happen and thank God, because I would have been too terrified to do anything. So maybe there’s a little more pressure this time.”

Daisy’s Next Drama and Crime Movie Where the Crawdads sing is based on the critically acclaimed novel by Delia Owens and sees her play a young woman raised in rural North Carolina who is framed for the murder of a man who previously attacked her.

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She will also soon star in Costsa thriller that also features The Falcon and the Winter SoldierIt’s Sebastian Stan.

Describing the film as a “daring thriller about the perils of contemporary dating”, she told Graham: “It’s a hard film to say [something about] because the joy of coming there without having any idea what’s to come…I would say it’s definitely not for the shy or the easily nauseous.

“I really hate horrors too. But I don’t know if you find that, but I think sometimes when you do something that has elements of darkness, you really get a lot more hysterical. So that was a job really fun! We were very giggly, there’s a great 80s soundtrack throughout the film, so we were playing a lot of 80s ballads between scenes.

“Our job is so weird. You’ll have the most mundane conversation on the way to work, then you’ll do this crazy scene, then they’ll yell ‘Cut!’ and you’ll just come back and talk about the way to work.”

normal people is available to stream on BBC iPlayer. Costs premieres March 18 on Disney+, and Where the Crawdads sing is set to release on July 22, 2022.


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