It is fast-approaching two years since her role as Marianne Sheridan in BAFTA winning series Normal People launched her to mainstream fame. 

And for Daisy Edgar-Jones, this life-changing milestone in her career was one that was met with conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020. 

The 23-year-old actress disclosed how the ‘out of body’ situation left her feeling a ‘wee bit lonely’ to Wonderland, as she pulled off a series of stunning looks for a new shoot. 

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE 'It was a very lonely experience in many ways': Daisy Edgar-Jones said rising to mainstream fame during lockdown was an 'out of body' situation as she posed for a stunning shoot with Wonderland

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE 'It was a very lonely experience in many ways': Daisy Edgar-Jones said rising to mainstream fame during lockdown was an 'out of body' situation as she posed for a stunning shoot with Wonderland

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE ‘It was a very lonely experience in many ways’: Daisy Edgar-Jones said rising to mainstream fame during lockdown was an ‘out of body’ situation as she posed for a stunning shoot with Wonderland 

Found fame: The 23-year-old actress went through conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020

Found fame: The 23-year-old actress went through conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020

Found fame: The 23-year-old actress went through conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020 

Admitting she is still trying to ‘unpick’ the unprecedented time when Normal People soared to its acclaim, she said: ‘It was quite out of body. When you’re experiencing that level of a show’s popularity, but you’re only able to leave your house for a 20-minute walk every day, it’s a very hard thing to connect to.’

Daisy added that it was a far cry from the ‘shared experience’ between her, Paul Mescal (her love interest Connell Waldron in the BBC3 series) and the filmmakers when shooting scenes. 

‘It was a very lonely experience in many ways because we weren’t able to share the joys of certain things, but it was obviously amazing,’ she recalled.

Found fame: The 23-year-old actress went through conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020

Found fame: The 23-year-old actress went through conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020

Found fame: The 23-year-old actress went through conflicting emotions as she navigated her new-found fame during the first lockdown in April 2020

Life-changing: It is fast-approaching two years since her role as Marianne Sheridan in BAFTA winning series Normal People launched her to mainstream fame (pictured with Paul Mescal - her love interest Connell Waldron in the BBC3 series, 2020)

Life-changing: It is fast-approaching two years since her role as Marianne Sheridan in BAFTA winning series Normal People launched her to mainstream fame (pictured with Paul Mescal - her love interest Connell Waldron in the BBC3 series, 2020)

Life-changing: It is fast-approaching two years since her role as Marianne Sheridan in BAFTA winning series Normal People launched her to mainstream fame (pictured with Paul Mescal – her love interest Connell Waldron in the BBC3 series, 2020)

Opening up: The star admitted she is still trying to 'unpick' the unprecedented time when Normal People soared to its acclaim, adding that it was a far cry from the 'shared experience' between her, Paul and the filmmakers when shooting scenes

Opening up: The star admitted she is still trying to 'unpick' the unprecedented time when Normal People soared to its acclaim, adding that it was a far cry from the 'shared experience' between her, Paul and the filmmakers when shooting scenes

Opening up: The star admitted she is still trying to ‘unpick’ the unprecedented time when Normal People soared to its acclaim, adding that it was a far cry from the ‘shared experience’ between her, Paul and the filmmakers when shooting scenes

Interview: Covering Wonderland's Winter 2021 issue, Daisy talked acting alongside Paul, how she's developed since first playing the beloved Marianne, the challenges of taking on a multitude of accents, and how the UK still  - firmly - has her heart

Interview: Covering Wonderland's Winter 2021 issue, Daisy talked acting alongside Paul, how she's developed since first playing the beloved Marianne, the challenges of taking on a multitude of accents, and how the UK still  - firmly - has her heart

Interview: Covering Wonderland’s Winter 2021 issue, Daisy talked acting alongside Paul, how she’s developed since first playing the beloved Marianne, the challenges of taking on a multitude of accents, and how the UK still  – firmly – has her heart

‘I feel like in some ways the pandemic helped our show to reach even further than it may have, but it was also surreal and at times a wee bit lonely.’

The London-born actress has gone from strength-to-strength, climbing up the ladder of success to bag herself leading roles in upcoming big screen titles: Where the Crawdads Sing and Fresh. 

In the former, which is based on Delia Owens’ New York Times Bestseller, Daisy plays Kya, a woman who was abandoned by her parents at a young age in the coastal marshlands of North Carolina. 

The hailed novel was selected for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club in September 2018 and the actress, 45, proceeded to produce the film via her Hello Sunshine production company.

‘I’ve been a big fan of Reese since I was very wee. It was wonderful to meet her and she’s such an intelligent collaborator – it was great when she came to visit,’ Daisy regaled of the entrepreneur’s visit to the set. 

Reaching for the stars: The London-born actress has gone from strength-to-strength, climbing up the ladder of success to bag herself leading roles in upcoming big screen titles: Where the Crawdads Sing and Fresh

Reaching for the stars: The London-born actress has gone from strength-to-strength, climbing up the ladder of success to bag herself leading roles in upcoming big screen titles: Where the Crawdads Sing and Fresh

Reaching for the stars: The London-born actress has gone from strength-to-strength, climbing up the ladder of success to bag herself leading roles in upcoming big screen titles: Where the Crawdads Sing and Fresh

Role: In Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy plays Kya, a woman who was abandoned by her parents at a young age in the coastal marshlands of North Carolina

Role: In Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy plays Kya, a woman who was abandoned by her parents at a young age in the coastal marshlands of North Carolina

Exciting: The hailed novel was selected for Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club in September 2018 and the actress, 45, proceeded to produce the film via her Hello Sunshine production company

Exciting: The hailed novel was selected for Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club in September 2018 and the actress, 45, proceeded to produce the film via her Hello Sunshine production company

Role: In Where the Crawdads Sing, Daisy plays Kya, a woman who was abandoned by her parents at a young age in the coastal marshlands of North Carolina

Filming scenes in Vancouver for upcoming thriller Fresh was the first time Daisy worked properly from home which, along with other filming commitments in the US and Canada, made her come to a realisation.

‘When I was away I was getting very homesick, so I watched the entire two seasons of Ted Lasso and I actually shed a tear when he ate a Hula Hoop.

‘I realised, whenever I go away for work and come home to London, that I just know I could never really live anywhere else – especially because I love theatre. 

‘I don’t know, there’s something about all theatre here and all our pubs – and the love of a Sunday roast that just makes me feel like I can never not be in London,’ she admitted.  

Homebody: Filming scenes in Vancouver for upcoming thriller Fresh was the first time Daisy worked properly from home which, along with other filming commitments in the US and Canada, made her come to a realisation

Homebody: Filming scenes in Vancouver for upcoming thriller Fresh was the first time Daisy worked properly from home which, along with other filming commitments in the US and Canada, made her come to a realisation

Homebody: Filming scenes in Vancouver for upcoming thriller Fresh was the first time Daisy worked properly from home which, along with other filming commitments in the US and Canada, made her come to a realisation

Daisy, who has also had acting stints in Cold Feet and Silent Witness, heaped praise onto her Fresh co-star Sebastian Stan, as well as Paul. 

‘I always think, when it comes to acting, you can only be as good as the person in the scene with you. It’s such a privilege to work with wonderful actors like Paul, obviously, and Sebastian similarly,’ she gushed.  

In a final highlight of the sit-down chat, an earnest Daisy admitted she prefers working in accents as opposed to her own. 

‘I hate doing stuff in my own accent because always feel self-conscious,’ she revealed. 

Wonderland is available now. 

Where the Crawdads Sing is set to be released on July 22, 2022, while Fresh is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2022.

Talented: In a final highlight of the sit-down chat, an earnest Daisy admitted she prefers working in accents as opposed to her own

Talented: In a final highlight of the sit-down chat, an earnest Daisy admitted she prefers working in accents as opposed to her own

Talented: In a final highlight of the sit-down chat, an earnest Daisy admitted she prefers working in accents as opposed to her own

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