Daisy Edgar-Jones became a household name overnight thanks to her performance on Normal People this year, and she said that becoming a star felt like a ‘strange dream’.
One of the biggest new names to emerge in 2020, 22-year-old Daisy shot to fame with her co-star Paul Mescal after leading the cast of the BBC’s Sally Rooney adaptation.
Lockdown made her experiences even more unusual, and she was only reunited with Paul at the Bafta TV awards in July after the show aired.
‘To be honest, it was something that was very difficult to actually register at the time,’ Daisy told The Big Issue about her rise to fame.
‘The whole experience felt like a strange dream as the world was already topsy turvy and the show coming out just added to the strangeness.’
‘I have had some time to make sense of the impact within the last few months,’ she said. ‘The initial release of the show felt like a surreal video game I was playing as my only interaction with it was through my phone.’
Daisy added: ‘But during the summer when lockdown lightened and I was able to see more of my friends and leave the house, I definitely realised how many people the show had actually reached and what that meant for me and my career.’
Paul recently revealed that Daisy turned their hit drama Normal People into a drinking game. The pair — who starred as Connell and Marianne — recently met up to watch the show and it turned out to be ‘very special’ and very boozy.
Normal People is available to watch now on iPlayer.