Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones is "so proud" of how sex is portrayed on the show

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From Digital Spy

Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones has declared that she's "so proud" of how sex is portrayed in the hit show, despite receiving backlash for the scenes before the BBC series had even premiered.

Based on Sally Rooney's 2018 novel of the same name, the drama centres on wealthy student Marianne Sheridan (Edgar-Jones) and Connell Waldron (Paul Mescal), whose passionate on-off relationship spans several years, from school to university.

But Daisy admitted she initially had some concerns with how the bedroom scenes might be received – something she needn't have worried about.

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"One of the things I'm most proud of in the whole series is that sense of equality between Paul and I, and the representation of intimacy between Marianne and Connell," she said while appearing on Elizabeth Day's How To Fail podcast.

"I remember before the show actually aired, I had a few nasty comments on my Instagram because it was talked about a lot that there was to be quite a few raunchy scenes.

"I thought it was interesting because I don't really think of those scenes as raunchy or explicit because I really don't think they are."

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The 21-year-old actor added that the comments caused her to worry about how the series – and her involvement in it – would be perceived. But she's ultimately "had nothing" negative aimed her way since it was released.

"None of my friends have even mentioned the strangeness of watching because I think those scenes are done so beautifully by Lenny (Abrahamson, who directed the first six episodes) and by Hettie (Macdonald), who directed the second block, and by all the creatives," Daisy concluded. "I'm so proud of them."

Normal People can be streamed now on iPlayer and continues on Mondays on BBC One at 9pm.

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