Daisy Edgar-Jones Reveals Funny GAA Blunder When Filming Normal People

The 21-year-old reveals she's now 'converted' to GAA.


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Despite lockdown, Normal People stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have never been as busy. Shooting to stardom in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the stars of Normal People are now coming to terms with their newfound fame and fanbase.

From an Instagram account for Connell’s chain – one that has been noted as the most erotic TV accessory since Elio’s peach in Call Me By Your Name, to people wanting the “Marianne fringe” in a bid to copy Daisy Edgar-Jones’ character, it’s safe to say that all eyes are on these two and their standout performances in the 12 part tale.

Speaking about her temporary move to Ireland in order to film parts of the show which stretched from Dublin to Sligo, Daisy revealed that as a Londoner, she learnt a lot about Irish culture while filming the show, especially when it comes to the GAA.


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Filming the big GAA scene in episode one, which sees Connell winning man of the match, Daisy revealed that she made a funny blunder on set, getting confused as to why there were men in “lab coats” on the pitch during filming.

“God, I remember this thing happened on the day when we were filming the big football match scene.

“I was watching the guys take to the field and I noticed that there were these two men in lab coats by the goal posts and I couldn’t figure out what they were doing there.

“I thought that these two guys had wandered on to the set and were just watching the game or something.

“I was getting a bit worried and then someone told me that they were referees in the game and I was careful enough not to say that to anyone else,” Daisy told the Irish Independent.

Continuing, the star admitted that her co-star, Paul Mescal was in fact, very talented on the field and that both teams played a full game to give people a real sense of what it’s like.

The show which was released on BBC iPlayer at the end of last month is still available to catch on RTÉ One, with two episodes landing each week. Next Tuesday will see episode five and six land at 10:15pm.

If you haven’t got the chance to yet, it’s certainly one to watch!


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