Sony’s Where the Crawdads Sing star Daisy Edgar-Jones told that she is looking for new characters to play. Edgar-Jones revealed that she is now reshaping her career and shaking her perception of the Hollywood industry.
Speaking to Deadline, Edgar-Jones told “I play a lot of gentle and quiet nice people, but I’d like to play characters that are very different from me. I’d like to transform and pick characters that aren’t my obvious casting,” she adding that she’d like to try her hand as a villain.
Speaking about ‘Where the Crawdads Sing‘ release, Edgar-Jones said: “It feels really exciting to be a part of a film that isn’t this big, massive action sequence or a superhero film. And I think it’s also important to prove that there is an audience out there for this type of film, which is quieter, female-led, and a character study.”
Where the Crawdads Sing is based on the 2018 murder-mystery novel of the same name by Delia Owens. The film follows, “Abandoned as a girl, Kya (Daisy Edgar-Jones) raised herself in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumors of the marsh girl haunted Barkley Cove, isolating the sharp and resilient Kya from her community. Drawn to two young men from town, she opens herself to a new and startling world. However, when one of them is found dead, Kya immediately becomes the main suspect. As the case unfolds, the verdict as to what happened becomes increasingly unclear, threatening to reveal many secrets.”
Directed by Olivia Newman and the story was written by Lucy Alibar. The film grossed $68 million worldwide.