Daisy Edgar-Jones jokes that she owes all of her success to her fringe

The actress says her fate with work changed when she got a new hairdo

After starring in Normal People, undoubtedly one of the most successful shows of the year so far, Daisy Edgar-Jones is now a household name. However, the actress has admitted that she was doubting herself as an actress before the role came along and has jokingly credited her success to changing her hairstyle.

“Genuinely, I feel like I owe everything to my fringe,” the actress told Grazia. “I kept not getting roles and was having a crisis of: ‘Should I have gone to uni? Should I have gone to drama school? I’m never going to work again!'”

“So I got a fringe. Then literally the week after, I auditioned for War of the Worlds and I got it, and Normal People was my next audition. My fringe is everything. Everything.”

The actress also spoke about the challenge to keep her fringe during lockdown, where she was having to do numerous press interviews from her bedroom, without access to a hairdresser.

“One of my flatmates, Kenny, cut my fringe – very well actually, which is good because it’s a very sacred part of my hairdo,” she joked.

Edgar-Jones became a household name in April when she took on one of the lead roles in Normal People, a BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s hit novel of the same name, which depicts the love story of a young Irish couple. Her work has already earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the Critics Choice Awards, which will take place next month.