‘Normal People’ Star Daisy Edgar-Jones on ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ and the ‘Strangeness’ of Stardom

One of the breakout stars of the pandemic, Daisy Edgar-Jones, was finally out and about at Locarno Film Festival, where she picked up the Leopard Club Award and introduced her latest film “Where the Crawdads Sing,” based on a novel by Delia Owens.“The whole idea of being a ‘breakout star’ is a strange thing to comprehend anyway.

The strangeness of that, happening in tandem with the strangeness of the pandemic, meant that those things will be forever mixed up together for me,” she tells Variety, recalling “Normal People’s” triumphant unveiling during the lockdown.“In reality, nothing in my life was changing.

I was still in my bedroom on Zoom.

This year, I have been all the more grateful for being able to promote the projects I worked on and actually be with the people I made them with.”Her new film, set in the South and starting all

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