Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones struggling to process fame in lockdown after record-breaking series

Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones struggling to process fame (Picture: BBC)

Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones is struggling to process her newfound fame while in coronavirus lockdown.

The 22-year-old stars in the latest phenomenon as Marianne, who falls head over heels in love with her high school sweetheart Connell (Paul Mescal).

But while the BBC Three hit takes off – and breaks records with everyone tuning in during the coronavirus crisis – it seems the actress still hasn’t process just how famous she has become.

When chatting with Dermot O’Leary on his Radio 2 show, she explained: ‘It has been strange experiencing it all from my bedroom.

‘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.’

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The star added: ‘It’s very surreal.’

Daisy said her newfound stardom is ‘very surreal’ (Picture: BBC)

The series broke records in the first week of its release seeing it rake in a whopping 21.8 million requests on the streaming platform.

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

Following the impressive figures, it has since been reported that the BBC is ‘desperate’ to get a second season, with bosses hoping that writer Sally Rooney will get on board.

Sources claimed to The Mirror: ‘The BBC are desperate to get going on series two. The viewing numbers are huge and they want more of the same.

Paul said a second season isn’t as easy as it seems (Picture: BBC)

‘They want to strike while the iron is hot and get working on the series as soon as possible.’

However, Paul doesn’t seem so sure we’ll get another installment, and told Wonderland that it’s not as possible as it seems.

‘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 24-year-old 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.’

Normal People is available to stream on BBC Three now.

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