It was the latest honor of Daisy Edgar-Jones’ short career when she was awarded Locarno’s Leopard Club acting award Friday evening. Although Edgar-Jones has enjoyed early success, she is eager to shake her industry perceptions and reshape her career.
“I usually play gentle and quiet nice people, but I would like to play characters who differ greatly from me. She told Deadline she wanted to choose characters that weren’t her obvious casting, adding that she wanted to try out the villain role.
She is best known for playing Marianne in Normal People, Hulu’s critically acclaimed television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel. Edgar-Jones accepted the award in the festival’s Piazza Square.
As part of the Locarno Film Festival, she is appearing in Sony’s Where the Crawdads Sing. Featuring a young woman named Kya who lives in the marshes outside of her small town after being abandoned by her parents, Where the Crawdads Sing is directed by Olivia Newman.
Her former boyfriend’s death thrusts her into the spotlight, and she’s immediately accused of murder by local townspeople and law enforcement. A film adaptation of the same name by Delia Owens was produced by Reese Witherspoon as part of her Hello Sunshine label.
“It feels really exciting to be a part of a film that isn’t this massive action sequence or a superhero film,” Edgar-Jones said. Furthermore, it is important to prove that there is a market for quieter, female-led, and character-driven films.”
In its domestic debut, Crawdads brought in $17 million. It was a solid win for the movie, which had a $24 million budget and received an unfavorable response from the critics. A 33% rating is currently given to the film on Rotten Tomatoes.
Her next project will be another literary adaptation, Edgar-Jones told Deadline. My next book adaptation hasn’t been announced yet, but I’m working on it. The reason I keep doing that to myself is beyond me.
Though it is a classic, she said, “it is a bit different from what I usually do.”.However, Edgar-Jones’ future projects won’t be defined by their size or shape, but by the filmmakers’ vision. Being filmmaker-led and working with people I am excited about is what excites me the most.
“That’s really what we’re trying to accomplish,” she explained. Filmmaking is such a collaborative medium, one that belongs to the filmmaker, so I enjoy being directed and working under someone’s guidance.
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