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Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones admits she faced social media backlash from those scenes

Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones admits she faced social media backlash from those scenes - EpicNews

May 27, 2020 – 08:04 BST
Francesca Shillcock

Daisy Edgar-Jones has change into an in a single day star due to her highly-acclaimed efficiency in BBC drama Normal People, however the 21-year-old initially feared that she would obtain criticism for the intimate scenes which have change into considerably of a speaking level. Speaking on a latest episode of the How to Fail podcast, the actress defined that though those scenes particularly had been a proud second for her, she  the response.


Daisy Edgar-Jones has obtained excessive reward for her function as Marianne

“I remember just before the show aired, I had a few nasty comments on my Instagram because it was talked about a lot in the press that there was quite a lot of ‘raunchy’ scenes,” she started, including: “And I remember seeing those comments and thinking, ‘gosh am I going to get a lot of flack for the scenes and for having nudity?’ but since the show has come out, I’ve had nothing and I think it’s because those scenes are done so beautifully.”

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Daisy stars alongside Paul Mescal within the drama

The star, who has appeared in different exhibits similar to Gentleman Jack and Cold Feet, additionally revealed that the intimate scenes shot between her and co-star Paul Mescal displaying equal nudity, and the following portrayal of the bodily relationship between their characters Marianne and Connell, are what she’s most happy with concerning the present. “I think that’s one of the things I’m most proud of about the whole series – that aspect of equality between Paul and I, and the representation of intimacy between Marianne and Connell.”

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As effectively as opening up about navigating those scenes between her and Paul, the actress bravely spoke about her struggles with nervousness earlier than she landed her huge function in Normal People. She defined: “When I left school I got quite good A-levels, and I really thought about going [to university]. I did apply to a few places and got in, but I’d had an agent since I was 16… so I thought I’d give it a year to see if I could maybe get something… it’s so difficult because it’s never guaranteed.”

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