Hello DEJ fans! Daisy is featured in the new June issue of Vanity Fair UK, with a pretty new photoshoot! Our gallery has been updated with digital scans and the photoshoot, and you can read her article below.

Need someone to bring your blockbuster book to life? Just give the star of Normal People and Where the Crawdads Sing a call.

When Normal People arrived on Hulu in 2020, the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel made a star of Daisy Edgar-Jones. The actor and avid reader has continued bringing more beloved books to the screen, including Under the Banner of Heaven and Where the Crawdads Sing. In the meantime, there’s Sundance darling Fresh, a comedy with a cannibalistic twist. Edgar-Jones reflects on her whirlwind rise and what chapters may lie ahead.

THE ONLY CHILD of a film editor mother and television executive father, Edgar-Jones fell for acting during a primary school play about Henry VIII. (She played Anne Boleyn.)

AFTER FOUR YEARS in small TV parts, she landed Normal People. Costar Paul Mescal “will always be one of my best, best friends. We were terrified, and we really held each other through that experience. Actually, we just went to Coachella together.”

SHE’LL NEVER FORGET filming Fresh’s more gruesome scenes. “ ‘You want to have a shot of my bare arse on the operating table?’ That was the weirdest professional discussion I’ve ever had.” Reading the zany script, she remembers thinking, This could go really wrong. “But, do you know what? This is my 20s. I want this to be a time for learning.”

HONORING HER character in FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven, a murder victim, was crucial. “Brenda’s family is still alive, and we have an opportunity to share her life.” As pageant queen Brenda, the actor also performs “The Rose” onscreen. “Bette Midler, man. It’s quite a tricky song.”

AS A FAN of Delia Owens’s book, Edgar-Jones braved lightning, floods, gators, and cockroaches filming Crawdads in New Orleans. “I kept thinking, This is the scene in the book where…. And then going, Oh, my God, but we only have 20 minutes to film it.”

UP NEXT, she’s looking for a summer project, adjusting to Hollywood—“It’s surreal to be in a room with people you’ve been watching all your life, you feel like you stepped inside the telly!”—and hoping to get a call from Wes Anderson.

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Hello Daisy fans! This Monday, the annual Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art was held in New York City. The theme for the gala this year was gilded glamour – a reflection of the Gilded Age of New York, which spanned from 1870 to 1890. During this time period, the city was becoming progressively modernized socially, economically, politically, and even fashionably. The Met Gala paid homage to the tailors, dressmakers, and designers of the time.

This is one of the most prestigious events in the industry, and Daisy was invited as a guest of the Fashion House Oscar de la Renta! She walked the red carpet with her ‘Normal People’ co-star Paul Mescal, and seemed to have a really fun evening with him and his fiancé (and Daisy’s close-friend) Phoebe Bridgers. I’ve searched high and low for photos from the event (hence why the post is a day late) as it’s really fun to see Daisy at such a big event – she’s really taking Hollywood with storm! Daisy wore a custom Oscar de la Renta crystal chainmail fringe dress with a bandeau top, accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewellery at the gala. If you want to learn what products it took to get her stunning make-up, her make-up artist shared all the details on Instagram here!

Our gallery has been updated with high quality photos of Daisy at the red carpet, inside the event and at Tom Ford’s After-Party. We also have two beautiful new photoshoots, done during the preparations for the event! One is by Greg Williams, and the other was taken by Maxwell Swift for Vogue. Vogue also did a piece of Daisy following the event, which you can read below. Enjoy all the new content!

Even before Daisy Edgar-Jones set foot on the carpet at the Met Gala on Monday night, she understood the event’s biggest draw: the cast of characters who fill the Metropolitan Museum of Art with their expressive fashions and vibrant personalities. “I think I’m most looking forward to the people watching,” Edgar-Jones shared while getting ready at the Peninsula Hotel. “It’s my favorite pastime, [and] I think this will be the Olympics of people watching.”

Edgar-Jones has a knack for observation. The 23-year-old star disappears into her roles, and whether she’s pulling off an authentic Midwestern accent in her Hulu mini-series Under the Banner of Heaven, or embodying adolescent ennui in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, she gets the details right. That quality came through in Edgar-Jones’s Met look, which perfectly executed the night’s theme. Her shimmering shift dress designed by Oscar de la Renta’s Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim featured layers of crystal fringe.

Modern and youthful, while still calling to mind the flapper gowns of the 1920s, the dress was intended to capture Edgar-Jones’s sparkling personality. “When designing a Met Gala look – and most specifically, someone’s very first Met Gala look – you are trying to make a stamp that represents the person you are that year, that moment,” says Garcia. “Daisy always has a very content, appreciative, joyous energy to her, and because of this, I knew a relaxed glamour approach was right. This two-piece crystal look that is layered on top of each other feels perfect for her as it is gilded glamour through the medium of Daisy.”

Garcia and Kim’s distinctive fringe also serves as a preview of their next runway show. “We were developing these beautiful crystal tendril pieces for our upcoming collection. During the development process, I sent them to Nicky [Yates], Daisy’s stylist, and explained how effortlessly cool they felt, which is very much the energy Daisy has always exuded,” Garcia explains. Though the embellishment was impossible to ignore, Garcia wanted the look to feel understated. “The simplicity was essential for me when thinking of who Daisy is at this time, as she is a very fresh talent, full of possibilities,” he says. “Keeping it cool and effortless while still playing into the gilded glamour through the draped crystals is what felt right for this year. Everyone has a different stage in their life they come to us in, and it is our job to listen as ‘fashion therapists’, and find a way to best communicate this to the world.”

With her hair coiffed by George Northwood and a Cher-inspired turquoise smoky eye created by make-up artist Vincent Oquendo using Shiseido, Edgar-Jones looked like a million bucks. Platinum and diamond earrings from Tiffany & Co. added a final touch of bling before the star hit the red carpet. Describing the total look as “wicked”, she hit the carpet and then enjoyed a night of revelry alongside pals like her Normal People co-star Paul Mescal. Even with all the excitement of a magical night on the town, Edgar-Jones admits she’s looking forward to enjoying some simpler pleasures the moment things calm down. “The last year has been pretty non-stop [and] I spent a huge amount of 2021 away from work,” she says. “Now I’m enjoying being able to spend a little more time at home this year.”

The heart and soul of Under the Banner of Heaven is a woman named Brenda Wright Lafferty. The real Brenda was raised in Twin Falls, Idaho, an agricultural city about two hours southeast of Boise, known for its spectacular — you guessed it — two falls. Her father had a degree from Cornell and both parents encouraged Brenda to go to college and chase after her own dreams of being a broadcast journalist. But Brenda’s life took a turn when she transferred to Brigham Young University in Utah, where she met and fell in love with Allen Lafferty. The Lafferty clan were a bastion of conservative Mormon ideals in Utah and Brenda — beautiful, ambitious, and outspoken — butted against the family’s ways. Around the time Brenda married Allen, his older brothers were falling under the spell of Fundamentalist Mormon beliefs, which included polygamy and blood atonement.

FX’s Under the Banner of Heaven tells the horrifying story of Brenda’s murder in 1984. Based on Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book of the same name, Under the Banner of Heaven follows fictional detectives Jeb Pyre (Andrew Garfield) and Bill Taba (Gil Birmingham) as they try to unravel what would possess anyone to kill not only Brenda, but her 15-month-old daughter Erica. It’s a disturbing deep dive into the intersection of Mormon history and contemporary crime, but at the center of it all is the memory of Brenda, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones.

During a recent FX press day, Edgar-Jones told journalists that Under the Banner of Heaven creator Dustin Lance Black had collated an immense amount of research, including primary sources for Brenda.

“I had a lot of access to the letters she had written to her sister and I think something that really struck me was what an incredibly empathetic person she was,” Edgar-Jones said. “I think in the scenes that we see, particularly in that first episode, we watch her watching people quite a lot. And I think that was something I really wanted to capture, that she’s someone who is always kind of more concerned with the experiences of the people around her than what’s going on for herself. And I think that empathetic quality was what I really wanted to try and emulate in my performance.”

Besides capturing Brenda’s “empathetic quality,” the British Edgar-Jones also nails her suburban Idaho accent. (At least, as someone who has family in Idaho, I think so.) In a recent interview with Decider, Edgar-Jones joked that she had to figure out how to get back to her own accent after doing three different American accents in the last year.

“But I think it really does inform a character, even from a physical perspective. I didn’t realize until I started working in accents how the way we speak affects the way we move. It’s really fascinating,” Edgar-Jones said.

“With Brenda she grows up in Idaho, but she’s also wanting to pursue broadcast journalism so I wanted there to be some neutrality to her voice. Because obviously she wants to be a news reader. One thing I wanted to convey was her warmth and I think that’s very present in that accent, and in that voice.”

Brenda is one of the few female characters in Under the Banner of Heaven who is constantly using her voice to advocate for herself and the people she loves. While other Mormon women feel the pressure to acquiesce to the men in their lives, Brenda believes that the Holy Spirit not only speaks to women as well as men, but that her thoughts, dreams, and ideas matter. Nowhere is this more evident than in two scenes in Under the Banner of Heaven Episode 2. In the first, Brenda navigates sexism in her workplace; in the second, within the Lafferty family.
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Daisy is featured on Interview Magazine’s online website today, with a brand new photoshoot and an interview! She and her friend Phoebe Bridgers interviewed each other about impostor syndrome, eating on-screen, and creative turnoffs. You can find the 4 photoshoot photos in our gallery, and read the full interview below!

Photoshoots > Photoshoots 2022 > 2022 – Session #013 (Interview Magazine)

Interview | It’s been two years since Normal People made Daisy Edgar-Jones a star. Her achingly naturalistic performance as Marianne Sheridan in the television version of Sally Rooney’s best seller captivated audiences, and launched a career that is now coming into view. This year, the 23-year-old Brit puts her talent on full display with starring roles in a cannibalistic rom-com (Fresh), a Mormon murder mystery (Under the Banner of Heaven), and the latest product of Reese Witherspoon’s adaptation factory (Where the Crawdads Sing). As busy as she is, Edgar-Jones still had time to chat with her friend, musician Phoebe Bridgers, about impostor syndrome, eating on-screen, and creative turnoffs.


PHOEBE BRIDGERS: How’s it going, dude? Where are you in the world?

EDGAR-JONES: I’m in New York, but I’m leaving for L.A. tomorrow.

BRIDGERS: I just watched Fresh. I knew what it was about and it still scared the shit out of me (1).

EDGAR-JONES: I love that you were scared. Well, I don’t love that you were scared, but it’s a bit mad.

BRIDGERS: It’s so, so good. I love when there’s acting in a movie that has to fool both the audience and another character, like in Mulholland Drive, but I don’t want to give too much away. When you read a script, is there usually a scene that makes you super nervous?

EDGAR-JONES: A hundred percent. In every job, there’s that one scene you know is coming. Usually, they put it right at the end of the schedule, and at the end of the day. You know it’s coming, and you’re like, “I just want to get this scene over with.” I definitely had that with Fresh. I’ve had that with pretty much everything I’ve done. With Fresh, the scene post-credits, it goes to such a crazy place.

BRIDGERS: Do the scenes that make you nervous have a common theme? Or is it just a heavy, emotional scene every time?

EDGAR-JONES: It’s also when you really love a scene. In Normal People, there was a scene where I didn’t realize how much it meant to me until we started filming it. It’s the scene with Marianne and Connell, where he comes back and he’s got a bloodied nose, and she’s with Jamie at that point, and they have a conversation in the kitchen. I loved that scene so much in the book, so when it came to filming it, I was like, “Oh, my gosh, I’m really nervous.”

BRIDGERS: Sometimes the super emotional scenes aren’t the most challenging, it’s the subtleties. Especially with a character like Marianne. How can you get betrayal, keeping it cool, love, all that shit on your face at once without saying fucking anything ever? That character just won’t communicate.

EDGAR-JONES: We both just emote at each other the whole time, silently. It’s so crazy. [Laughs] It’s kind of how real life is. So much of Marianne in the latter part of that series is numb as well. Trying to play active numbness is quite hard.

BRIDGERS: Totally. Okay this is a fun question. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten on set?

EDGAR-JONES: One of the worst things I’ve eaten was actually for Fresh, but it wasn’t the meal you’d think. There’s a scene where Jojo (Jonica T. Gibbs) and I are having a casual chat, eating a breakfast burrito, but the flippy egg—we had to eat that flippy moist egg so many times, even now it makes me feel sick.
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Daisy Edgar-Jones plays unlucky-in-love Noa in Mimi Cave’s directorial debut Fresh. Noa gets far more than she bargains for when she meets surgeon Steve – played by Sebastian Stan – in the fruit and veg aisle of her supermarket.

It may come as a surprise to men, but dating can be dangerous, and many women will relate to the lead character in Daisy Edgar-Jones’ new film as she navigates the difficult world of online dating – and the behaviours that come with it.

The star became a household name during the pandemic playing Marianne Sheridan in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-seller Normal People. The show was a huge hit for the BBC, getting over 62 million streams on iPlayer in 2020, making it their biggest series of the year.

She admits it’s been an odd time – though of course not just for her. “I mean, it’s been a wild ride for us all and it definitely is strange going into a pandemic one way and coming out and it being quite different,” Edgar-Jones told Sky News. “It has been sort of crazy.” The film Fresh was one of the opportunities that came the actress’s way after Normal People came out.’

The black-comedy thriller is a directorial debut from Mimi Cave – and is a movie that is best enjoyed the less you know about it before watching.

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