Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones struggled to process newfound fame in lockdown after show’s record breaking success – The Sun

NORMAL People's Daisy Edgar-Jones has struggled to come to terms to with her newfound after the show's record-breaking success.

The show follows the love story of her character Marianne, who is in a relationship with her high school sweetheart Connell (Paul Mescal).

The BBC hit has been very successful and has amassed over 30 million views on the BBC, as fans have become heavily invested in the pair's romance.

But while appearing on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show, Daisy, 22, is till trying to get her head around the new position she now finds herself in.

She explained: "It has been strange experiencing it all from my bedroom."

The actress added: "I haven’t been able to really kind of process the fact that I can see articles online talking about me, it feels a bit like a simulated video game on my phone, it's very surreal."


In the first week of its release, the Irish drama series  garnered an astonishing 21.8 million requests on BBC iPlayer.

This smashed the previous record set by Killing Eve, which drew more than 10.8million views back in 2018.

Given its huge success, it has been reported that BBC bosses want to bring the show back for a second series, but hope to get the author of the book the series was based on, Sally Mooney, on board.

However, actor Paul mescal, 24, isn't as confident that they will get another series.

He told Wonderland: "Oh, there’s no question that character to me is still alive and breathing and very much has a lot of life left to live,’ he explained.

"[Connell] has a relationship with Marianne that is maybe unfinished."

The star added: "I do feel like the series that has finished is its own thing, and I’m totally comfortable with that. It’s not on the cards at the moment, but if I got the opportunity to play him again, amazing."

Paul admitted feeling perplexed by the fame he has gained since the series first aired, particularly as he’s spent it all at his London home during lockdown.

He said: “I feel the success of the show when I pick my phone up, but when I put my phone down, nothing has changed from before or after the release.”

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