Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones has said that experiencing overnight fame through her computer during the Covid-19 lockdown was a "surreal other world that all happened in a corner of my bedroom".

The 22-year-old reflects on finding fame in the adaptation of the Sally Rooney bestseller during a new interview with Grazia magazine.

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She describes the experience as "wild".

"I wonder how I'll remember it," she continues. "I'm still slightly in it, only just starting to come out."

On her career to date, Edgar-Jones says: "Genuinely, I feel like I owe everything to my fringe.

"I kept not getting roles and was having a crisis of, 'Should I have gone to uni? Should I have gone to drama school? I'm never going to work again'.

"So I got a fringe. Then literally the week after, I auditioned for [BBC series] War of the Worlds and I got it, and Normal People was my next audition."

Fringe benefits - Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne in Normal People Photo: BBC

Edgar-Jones' Normal People co-star Paul Mescal, the series' director Lenny Abrahamson and author Rooney are among the nominees for next month's Emmy Awards in the US.

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