‘She hoped I wouldn’t go to drama school’: Daisy Edgar-Jones reveals her mother didn’t want her to become an actress as she stuns in £40k Gucci collection for Elle

Daisy Edgar-Jones looked incredible on the latest cover Elle UK as she revealed, her mother did not want her to become an actress.

The Normal People star, 24, rocked £40,000 Gucci as she posed in several chic ensembles for the glam photo shoot.

Born and raised in Muswell Hill, North London, the actress told her parents she wanted to pursue an acting career at the age of 15.

Impressive: Daisy Edgar-Jones looked incredible on the recent cover of Elle UK as she revealed her mother didn’t want her to become an actress

Daisy’s parents, Wendy and Philip, both worked in television (her mother was an editor, her father is now head of Sky Arts).

Speaking about being an only child, she told Elle UK: “We get a bad rap, but being an only child has been great. I am very good at making friends.

“I remember going on holiday as a kid and seeing the kids playing in the pool and having to go up and ask, ‘Can I have a swim?’ It was a good life lesson.”

At 15, her mum suggested Edgar-Jones audition for the National Youth Theater after she said she wanted to be an actor.

She added: “I think she was hoping I wouldn’t get in. Not in a mean way – just because it’s very hard work.”

Wow!  24-year-old star

Wow! The Normal People star, 24, rocked £40,000 Gucci as she posed in several chic ensembles for the glam photoshoot

She went on to talk about her current career and resilience in the industry, “As an actor, you have to be resilient.

“When I have a bad day at work, a lot of people judge that and I have to live with that forever. But I still have to make a bold choice to try to do something great.”

Daisy gained international fame, not to mention applause and a gong, for her first leading role as Marianne in Sally Rooney’s Normal People TV series.

Talented: Born and raised in Muswell Hill, North London, the actress told her parents she wanted to pursue an acting career aged 15.

Talented: Born and raised in Muswell Hill, North London, the actress told her parents she wanted to pursue an acting career aged 15.

The romantic drama, which aired on BBC Three in 2020, focused on the relationship between Irish teenagers Marianne and Connell, from their school days to university.

Speaking about her close bond with her cast mates, she said: “We really just love each other. I think we have come to appreciate each other even more because of COVID. They are golden people; I was very lucky.”

Daisy will be seen on the screen in another major adaptation of the novel – Olivia Newman’s film based on Delia Owens’ book Where the Crowded Sing.

She added: “This is my second time making a big book adaptation. I really need to stop doing this to myself

“If I told my younger self that Taylor Swift was going to write a song for something, I’m in… crazy.”

She also stars in the small-screen horror film Fresh alongside Stan Sebastian, which is now streaming on Disney+. High-profile roles haven’t taken away from Daisy’s self-doubt, as she explains to GQ:

Must Watch: She also stars in the small-screen horror thriller Fresh alongside Stan Sebastian, now streaming on Disney+

Must Watch: She also stars in the small-screen horror thriller Fresh alongside Stan Sebastian, now streaming on Disney+

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