Daisy Edgar-Jones was worried about messing up the American accent in “Fresh.”
The ‘Normal People’ actress had to play with the accent in the new comedy horror flick and confessed she was worried she was wrong.
Asked how she prepared for the role, Daisy told Time Out magazine: “It was mostly the accent, because I had never done American dialect and I was afraid I was wrong. .”
The star added that getting to know co-stars Sebastian Stan and Jonica T. Gibbs helped her feel comfortable on set.
She said, “And I did a lot of zooming with Sebastian Stan and Jojo. Luckily we had two weeks of quarantine (together) to get to know each other, work on our scenes and make carrot cakes.”
Daisy adopted an Irish accent for her role in the acclaimed TV series ‘Normal People’ and revealed that she used to practice different voices with her mother.
The 23-year-old actress said: “I grew up with a lot of strong accents in my household, and mum and I would do little characters with each other. It was always something I I had an ear. I much prefer to play with an accent. I feel very shy and embarrassed when I act in my own voice.”
The film marks Daisy’s debut in the genre and she admits she was shocked as she went through the script.
She said: “I really didn’t expect all the twists and turns. I was in the car and when I got out I had to walk to a hotel and was really scared to walk alone.”
Edgar-Jones revealed that she watched many horror movies to prepare for the project.
She explained, “I watched ‘Silence of the Lambs’, ‘Get Out’ and ‘Sightseers’, which is one of my favorites and helped me (locate) the tongue-in-cheek tone of the movie.”