“Normal People” star Daisy Edgar-Jones covers the latest issue of Porter magazine photographed by Ben Weller and styled by Helen Broadfoot.
It was the strength of Marianne as an interesting and complex female lead that initially drew Edgar-Jones to Normal People: “I just loved Marianne from the moment I read her,” she recalls. “It’s really fun to play a woman who is incredibly flawed and complicated and isn’t just there to giggle along to whatever the man says. [She] has a strong mind and puts on lots of different masks as the show goes on.”
To star in such an instantaneous hit would be surreal in the most normal of times. In the middle of a pandemic, however, the reality has far from sunk in for the actors: “It’s all on the phone [so] it sort of doesn’t feel real,” Edgar-Jones considers. “I turn my phone off and then I’m just inside, and my life isn’t very different, so it’s hard to comprehend that it really is that big…We just can’t believe the reaction.”
Cover: Shirt by Brandon Maxwell | Bikini Top by Les Girls Les Boys | Necklace and Earrings by Laura Lombardi | Bracelets by Roxanne Assoulin | Ring by Sophie Buhai
First Image: Dress by Alexander McQueen | Ring (left hand) by Stvdio | Ring (right hand) by Sophie Buhai
Second Image: Top by Khaite | Jeans by Frame | Ring by Stvdio
[Photo Credit: Ben Weller/Porter Magazine]