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Daisy Edgar-Jones on Fresh Dance Sequences with Sebastian Stan

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Daisy Edgar-Jones has us all glued to our screens during lockdown in 2020 with the brilliant normal peopleand now she’s back with a very different role in a twisted thriller Costs.

Released in the UK this Friday March 18 on Disney+, the film sees Edgar-Jones play Noa who, frustrated by dating apps and horrible dates, decides to try his luck with the enigmatic Steve (Sebastian Stan) when they meet in a grocery store.

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Shortly after, Noa falls in love with Steve and decides to accept an invitation to a romantic weekend. Unsurprisingly, things don’t go as planned as Noa begins to discover that Steve is hiding a very dark secret.

Before its release, digital spy talked to Daisy Edgar-Jones about keeping the wild twists of Costs a secret, from normal people and why she wants to resume CostsSebastian Stan’s dance scenes in real life.

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We went blind to Costs and it really added to the experience, so is it a hard movie to talk about because you don’t really want to reveal how it’s done?

It’s done. I’m so glad you walked in unknowingly and with fresh eyes, forgive the pun. I hope that’s most people’s experience, it was definitely mine reading the script.

I had no idea what was coming and I think it’s so much fun because it really takes you for a ride. It’s hard to talk about it because you want to talk about it, but you also want to keep it a secret, so I hope to toe that line as best I can.

You can pretend it’s just a romantic comedy starring Sebastian Stan until this delayed title sequence hits 30 minutes. Was it still in the script?

It wasn’t there. It was a stroke of genius from Mimi [Cave]. I didn’t know that was going to be the case and I was like, ‘Oh my God!’ when I saw it because I love it. I like the lettering they use in the word font.

I just thought it was so cool because it’s really a movie of two completely different movies and that was how it was filming it.

We were lucky enough to do the first half of it during the first few weeks of filming, so we all felt comfortable with each other. Weirdly, we filmed the end after that, and then the middle of the last one, so that was a bit of an odd way to go about it.

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It goes to wild places, but it’s grounded in the reality of modern dating and dating apps. Have you drawn any experience from yourself or friends regarding this side of Noa and being frustrated with this world?

I think Costs touches on contemporary dating and its availability too. How we slide over each other as if we were buying something.

And that feeling of being stuck in a rut when it comes to meeting people and how difficult it is to find the balance between letting your guard down and being open to meeting people, but also the general anxiety that also follows. Will they be nice? Are they safe? Are they a good person? Just trust your instincts on this.

Luckily, I didn’t have to rely on much of my own experience, but reading about dating apps and dating culture has certainly been helpful in preparing for it.

As you say, Costs covers different genres and sometimes looks like a different movie. Was it hard to make sure Noa felt like the same character throughout?

I think that was something we really wanted to do, trying to anchor it as much as possible so that you deserved those moments of surrealism and levity.

I think with Noa there was a point in the movie where I want you to feel ambiguous about how she feels and I think that was really fun to play. What’s cool about this character is that she didn’t know she had a strength in her until this experience brought it out.

Obviously, it’s not fun to think about if you were in this situation, but it’s fun to wonder how you would cope and how you would react.

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Besides knowing where this plot line is going, the only thing people are going to talk about online is your dance scenes with Sebastian Stan. How was it on set? Did you and Sebastian groove or was there choreography?

There was a choreography. Our director Mimi was a dancer, so she’s an amazing dancer and she had a very clear idea of ​​how she wanted the last dance in the movie to go.

The one at the beginning is very improvised, it’s just Sebastian and I hanging out and that’s unfortunately how I dance. I would like to dance in a more cool and synchronized way. Those dance sequences were so fun and I hope Sebastian and I get a chance to pull them out at a party and nobody knows what’s coming.

normal people was huge and it’s nice to be associated with, but is it nice enough now to show these different sides of you and go beyond normal people?

I’m really excited. Noa feels like a very different character from Marianne. Most of my work before normal people was in small guest roles on comedy shows, so comedy is something I like to do.

Costs there is a lot of humor and wit that I really appreciated being able to find again. I’m really excited for people to see the new work and as an actor it’s so much fun to really change and transform. The hope is that I brought something different to each character.

Costs is available to watch now on Hulu in the US and will be released on Disney+ in the UK on March 18.


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