Daisy Edgar-Jones: ‘I don’t love watching myself at all’


Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones recently revealed her personal struggles and career aspirations when speaking with GQ Magazine.

“I don’t love watching myself at all but I really do ultimately want to branch out into directing,” Edgar-Jones told GQ’s Anna Leszkiewicz. “When I see Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Greta Gerwig and Olivia Wilde – all of these brilliant actors who are able to cross over. I feel like maybe I could cross over into different sides of storytelling too, which is cool.”

Edgar-Jones forces herself herself to look back her performances, but she confessed that she is extremely pleased of her work in Normal People. She does it to learn about filmmaking since she wants to make them one day. And hopes to step into the shoes of her idols.

Edgar-Jones has achieved international acclaim and awards for her first major performance as Marianne in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. However, the actress revealed that no amount of award show triumph will be enough to silence her harshest critic — herself.

Stan Sebastian and Daisy Edgar-Jones in recently released crime thriller Fresh.

Edgar-Jones recently starred in the Disney+ original horror film Fresh, which she co-starred with Stan Sebastian. She will also appear in adaptation of Delia Owens’ novel Where the Crawdads Sing. Daisy’s popular projects haven’t alleviated her self-doubt, as she explained in the interview.

“I’m just really self-critical, and it’s boring! I’m trying not to be that way. When do you get to the stage of just being like, ‘It is what it is’? When do you get to that point? I don’t know some people just seem to be able to do that. I’m a very needy actor, I think letting people down. Being the reason something is bad. Or just not doing my best.”

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in Normal People.

She says that even when she receives visible proof of her brilliance, such as an award nomination, she suffers within. Daisy stated that when she learned that she had been nominated for a Golden Globe for Normal People, it was her first day of filming Fresh. Her anxiety was triggered by the nomination, and she ended up fluffing her lines during her first scene.

Edgar-Jones’ latest film Where The Crawdads Sing will be released exclusively in theatres in the United Kingdom and Ireland on July 22, 2022.