Fresh

Information

Daisy as: Noa
Other Cast: Sebastian Stan, Jojo T. Gibbs, Andrea Bang, Brett Dier
Director: Mimi Cave
Written by: Lauryn Kahn
Production Status: Streaming
Release Date: March 4, 2022 (United States)
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Thriller
Rated: Rated R for strong and disturbing violent content, some bloody images, language throughout, some sexual content and brief graphic nudity
Runtime: 1h 54m

External Links

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• Video Archive
• Press Archive

Plot Outline: The horrors of modern dating seen through one young woman’s defiant battle to survive her new boyfriend’s unusual appetites.

Production Images

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Trivia & Facts

• The title of the movie and intro credits don’t appear until 33 minutes into the movie.


• Mimi Cave’s directorial debut.


• First film released under Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures to be rated R18+ in Australia.


• When Noa and Steve are having dinner about 75 minutes into the movie, the song playing in the background is a violin-cover of the Radiohead song “Exit music (for a film)”.


• 16 years is the age difference between the leads 39 y/o Sebastian Stan (b.1982) vs 23 y/o Daisy Edgar Jones (b.1998).


• A the very end of the movie, Noa receives a text message from Chad the ill-mannered date from the beginning of the movie, asking “U up?”


• The song in French playing while Noa and Steve are on their way to his place goes as follows: “While waiting for the end of the end of the world / you want to believe that the story ends up all right”.


• When Noa and Steve first meet in the supermarket, a large sign in the background is shown above Noa that says “fresh meat”.


• The film premiered online at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2022. Ahead of its premiere, Searchlight Pictures acquired the film’s worldwide distribution rights.


• Fresh was released on Hulu in the United States on March 4, 2022, with a Latin American premiere on Star+ and a Disney+ release in all other territories via Star on the same date. The film was released on March 18, 2022, in the United Kingdom and Ireland, after being pushed back a few weeks.


• The film’s budget was $15–20 million.


• Daisy filmed in Vancouver in January, which was very cold. To Flaunt Magazine, she said that it was very rainy, and that they “were in the woods somewhere quite far out from the city for the night shoot stuff.”

 

Quotes on the film

“We’ve had a couple of people go, ‘I’m really excited to see Flesh!’ Well, you will see flesh in Fresh… perhaps not in the best way” – Daisy Edgar-Jones to Flaunt Magazine

“We did five days’ worth of night shoots in between the first two weeks of filming. Then, we had five days’ night shoots. And then we had the final two weeks in Steve’s house. So, I feel like we were always in some kind of crazy, fatigued, weird, dream-like surreal world.” – Daisy on filming Fresh to Flaunt Magazine

“I feel like the script does that so well—every time you think you know when you can relax, the rug gets pulled out from underneath you in such interesting ways and ways you don’t expect. I read it not quite knowing what was coming. My agent gave me a slight warning that it was going to be dark, but I didn’t know exactly how dark. So I was reading with my jaw [dropping]…It was really a cool way of reading it.” – Daisy on the film’s script to Flaunt Magazine

“I was really excited by meeting Mimi Cave, our director, and she sent me through the sizzle-reel she’d made, like a mockup trailer for Fresh, using images from different films, with a really cool soundtrack, and I thought, ‘Yeah, this will really elevate, and it’s a really different and cool script. She’ll bring something amazing, visually.’ And when I found out Sebastian was playing Steve, I thought, ‘I’m in safe hands here.’ And also, the brilliant producers here who worked behind the project. We always felt like we were onto something unique.” – Daisy on the cast & crew of the film to Flaunt Magazine

“I think, the film definitely touches on the dating fatigue that we’ve all got and experienced. Just the difficulties of meeting people online, and just meeting people generally, and how seemingly hard it is to meet somebody. I think with Steve, you know, their first kind of spark, and the fact that he approaches her in real life, it’s like, ‘Oh, gosh, maybe he’s different.’ And they do genuinely
have a connection at the beginning, and ultimately Noa is able to manipulate that to her advantage in the end. But yeah, I think that this dating fatigue is something Fresh explores very well.” – Daisy on dating fatigue to Flaunt Magazine

“She was the reason I ended up doing this [film]. When I saw Daisy had signed on, I immediately emailed the Deadline article to my agents. I said, ‘She’s incredible. I want to get in on this.’ I saw Normal People and just loved it. She was so complex and layered and real and vulnerable and sort-of bold. It was the most raw, authentic performance that I had seen in a while.” – Sebastian Stan on Daisy to Rolling Stone

Character Quotes

Noa: Who the hell is that?
Mollie: Steve’s wife.
Noa: What? He’s married?
Mollie: Was… Was married…

Critical Reception

Fresh received generally positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 81% of 180 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 7/10. The website’s consensus reads, “As gripping as it is upsetting, Fresh makes a provocative meal out of the horror of modern dating.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 67 out of 100 based on 30 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.

Film Promotion

Daisy kicked off the promotion for ‘Fresh’ by attending The Graham Norton Show on February 24, 2022. This was Daisy’s first in-person talk show appearance! She was a guest alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, RuPaul and Diane Morgan. They discussed Covid-19 lockdown, the film and much more.

Next up on the Fresh promotion tour was The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on March 1st, 2022. There she showed Jimmy her favorite crisps from the United Kingdom, tried Girl Scout cookies for the first time and talked about the film. This was Daisy’s first in-person appearance on the show!

On March 3rd, 2022, Daisy attended a premiere for the film inside Hollywood Legion Post 43 on Highland Avenue. Instead of an afterparty, the premiere had a pre-screening reception due to the film’s subject matter. Gina Wade Creative created a display for the reception featuring a large table with food on it, cleavers hanging on a wall, glass jars filled with raw meat, and boxes of snacks shaped like body parts.

Daisy also did several magazine spreads and photoshoots around the time of the film’s release, all which can be found within our 2022 Photoshoots section and 2022 Magazine Scans section. Most notably was perhaps her shoot for Flaunt Magazine alongside co-star Sebastian Stan!

In addition to the promotional events above, Daisy and Sebastian did several interviews with various online magazine, press sites and more. You can find a large collection of these in our video archive below –

Promotional Videos & Press Junkets

  • Added: Mar 26, 2022   |   Duration: 05:58   |   Views: 776
    Footage of Daisy and the cast of 'Fresh' on the red carpet for the films premiere screening on March 3, 2022.
  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 04:57   |   Views: 737
    In an interview with ‘Extra’s’ Rachel Lindsay, Sebastian and Daisy open up about what drew them to the film Fresh, which upends its audience and traditional rom-com tropes. Sebastian also speaks about the positive reaction for his series ‘Pam & Tommy.’ ‘Fresh’ is streaming on Hulu now.
  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 01:33   |   Views: 739
    Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones tell us what makes them and potential partners undateable at they play a game of Dating Dealbreakers! Are thirst traps ok? People obsessed with their pets? We've got their preferences here...
  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 03:32   |   Views: 776
    Check out Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones testing their BFF knowledge! They say they're best friends, but you can be the judge of that
  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 04:23   |   Views: 721
    We sat down with actress Daisy Edgar-Jones to chat about playing Noa in Fresh with Sebastian Stan, fans calling her the love child of Dakota Johnson and Anne Hathaway, as well as details of the long-awaited film, Where The Crawdads Sing.
  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 49:31   |   Views: 687
    Full Episode. Among the guests joining Graham this week: Sherlock and Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch; iconic drag queen and recording artist RuPaul; Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones, in twisted thriller Fresh; and Philomena Cunk herself, Diane Morgan, star of comedy series Mandy.
  • Added: Mar 25, 2022   |   Duration: 07:32   |   Views: 665
    Daisy Edgar-Jones shows Jimmy her favorite crisps from the United Kingdom, tries Girl Scout cookies for the first time and talks about her modern dating thriller Fresh.
Related Press
03/23/2022
Flaunt Magazine
Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan in Flaunt Magazine, March 2022
03/14/2022
Digital Spy
Daisy Edgar-Jones wants to dance again with Fresh co-star Sebastian Stan
03/11/2022
Variety
‘Fresh’ Star Daisy Edgar-Jones on How ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Got Her Through Filming Gruesome Cannibal Movie
02/26/2022
The Guardian
Daisy Edgar-Jones on life after Normal People: ‘Should I be living it up more? Is this how our 20s are supposed to be?’
Related Videos

Find film clips, teasers, trailers and fan videos related to the film in our video archive!

  • Added: Mar 26, 2022   |   Duration: 01:52   |   Views: 764
    He seems nice… Daisy Edgar-Jones and Sebastian Stan star in Mimi Cave’s #FreshMovie.