‘My best pals!’ Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones shares sweet behind-the-scenes photos

Viewers have gone wild for the new Irish drama after all 12-episodes were released to BBC iPlayer on Sunday.

And Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones has shared sweet behind-the-scenes pictures from filming in Ireland, Sweden and Italy

The Cold Feet actress, 21, who plays Marianne in the adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, took to Instagram on Thursday to post a collection of photos as she gushed over her ‘best pals’.

Sweet: Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones has shared sweet behind-the-scenes pictures from filming in Ireland, Sweden and Italy (pictured with co-star Paul Mescal who plays on-off love interest Connell)

Sweet: Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones has shared sweet behind-the-scenes pictures from filming in Ireland, Sweden and Italy (pictured with co-star Paul Mescal who plays on-off love interest Connell)

Sweet: Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones has shared sweet behind-the-scenes pictures from filming in Ireland, Sweden and Italy (pictured with co-star Paul Mescal who plays on-off love interest Connell) 

Daisy penned: ‘Here are just a few of the beautiful faces involved in the making of NP, more to come later. The most wonderful cast and crew and my best pals!! 

‘Watch it now on @hulu and @bbcthree (ps the picture at the end was my view of an airport bookshop the first time I flew to Dublin for filming).’

One of the photos saw Daisy and co-star Paul Mescal, who plays on-off love interest Connell, celebrating with a bottle of beer each as they held a Normal People clapperboard.   

While another snap saw the show’s two leads joined with the rest of the cast as they posed in a field together after filming.

'Best pals': The Cold Feet actress, 21, took to Instagram on Thursday to post a collection of photos as she gushed over her 'best pals' (pictured with Fionn O'Shea, who plays Jamie)

'Best pals': The Cold Feet actress, 21, took to Instagram on Thursday to post a collection of photos as she gushed over her 'best pals' (pictured with Fionn O'Shea, who plays Jamie)

‘Best pals’: The Cold Feet actress, 21, took to Instagram on Thursday to post a collection of photos as she gushed over her ‘best pals’ (pictured with Fionn O’Shea, who plays Jamie)

Celebrate! One of the photos saw the show's two leads joined with the rest of the cast as they posed in a field together after filming with the Normal People clapperboard

Celebrate! One of the photos saw the show's two leads joined with the rest of the cast as they posed in a field together after filming with the Normal People clapperboard

Celebrate! One of the photos saw the show’s two leads joined with the rest of the cast as they posed in a field together after filming with the Normal People clapperboard

Daisy also posed for a candid snap with Fionn O’Shea, who plays abusive love interest Jamie, and India Mullen, who plays her best friend Peggy, in Italy. 

A different snap saw Daisy pose with on-screen school frenemies Niámh Lynch, Leah McNamara and Meadhbh Maxwell who play Karen, Rachel and Lisa, respectively in the show. 

Daisy also posed for a photo with co-star Lancelot Ncube in snowy Sweden, who plays Lukas and who her character embarks in an abusive relationship with.

The final photo shared was of Daisy’s view of a bookshop when she first landed in Dublin, Ireland, which coincidentally had a whole shelf dedicated to Sally Rooney’s novels. 

Memories: Daisy also posed for a candid snap with Fionn O'Shea, who plays abusive love interest Jamie, and India Mullen, who plays her best friend Peggy, in Italy

Memories: Daisy also posed for a candid snap with Fionn O'Shea, who plays abusive love interest Jamie, and India Mullen, who plays her best friend Peggy, in Italy

Memories: Daisy also posed for a candid snap with Fionn O’Shea, who plays abusive love interest Jamie, and India Mullen, who plays her best friend Peggy, in Italy

Co-stars: A different snap saw Daisy pose with on-screen school frenemies Niámh Lynch, Leah McNamara and Meadhbh Maxwell who play Karen, Rachel and Lisa, respectively in the show

Co-stars: A different snap saw Daisy pose with on-screen school frenemies Niámh Lynch, Leah McNamara and Meadhbh Maxwell who play Karen, Rachel and Lisa, respectively in the show

Co-stars: A different snap saw Daisy pose with on-screen school frenemies Niámh Lynch, Leah McNamara and Meadhbh Maxwell who play Karen, Rachel and Lisa, respectively in the show

So far the series has been praised for its ‘realistic’, ‘consensual’ and ‘communicative’ sex scenes between the two lead characters.

And Normal People star Daisy recently admitted that the sex scenes between herself and co-star Paul were surprisingly ‘unfreaky’ to watch back.

Although the Cold Feet actress joked that she’s worried about her grandparents viewing the scenes as her boyfriend, Game of Thrones actor Tom Varey, was left ‘gritting his teeth’. 

In the first sex scene between Marianne and Connell, actor Paul was unable to get Daisy’s bra over her head, something which made the final cut.

Sweden! Daisy also posed for a photo with co-star Lancelot Ncube in snowy Sweden, who plays Lukas and who her character embarks in an abusive relationship with

Sweden! Daisy also posed for a photo with co-star Lancelot Ncube in snowy Sweden, who plays Lukas and who her character embarks in an abusive relationship with

Sweden! Daisy also posed for a photo with co-star Lancelot Ncube in snowy Sweden, who plays Lukas and who her character embarks in an abusive relationship with

Meant to be! The final photo shared was of Daisy's view of a bookshop when she first landed in Dublin, Ireland, which coincidentally had a whole shelf dedicated to Sally Rooney's novels

Meant to be! The final photo shared was of Daisy's view of a bookshop when she first landed in Dublin, Ireland, which coincidentally had a whole shelf dedicated to Sally Rooney's novels

Meant to be! The final photo shared was of Daisy’s view of a bookshop when she first landed in Dublin, Ireland, which coincidentally had a whole shelf dedicated to Sally Rooney’s novels

Daisy told the Evening Standard: ‘I think that’s my favourite scene in the whole series. I was really surprised by how beautifully it was shot and how unfreaky it was to watch. I was halfway through watching it back before I realised I wasn’t wearing a top.’ 

The two stars only had a week of rehearsals before their first racy scene with Connell actor Paul admitting they ‘just had to get used to it’. They worked with Netflix’s Sex Education intimacy director Ita O’Brien.  

Daisy also told the publication that both her parents and Paul’s have watched the series, which includes their at times graphic sex scenes.

'Unfreaky': Normal People star Daisy recently admitted that the sex scenes between herself and co-star Paul were surprisingly 'unfreaky' to watch back

'Unfreaky': Normal People star Daisy recently admitted that the sex scenes between herself and co-star Paul were surprisingly 'unfreaky' to watch back

‘Unfreaky’: Normal People star Daisy recently admitted that the sex scenes between herself and co-star Paul were surprisingly ‘unfreaky’ to watch back 

Eek! Although the Cold Feet actress joked that she's worried about her grandparents viewing the scenes as her boyfriend, Game of Thrones actor Tom Varey, was left 'gritting his teeth'

Eek! Although the Cold Feet actress joked that she's worried about her grandparents viewing the scenes as her boyfriend, Game of Thrones actor Tom Varey, was left 'gritting his teeth'

Eek! Although the Cold Feet actress joked that she’s worried about her grandparents viewing the scenes as her boyfriend, Game of Thrones actor Tom Varey, was left ‘gritting his teeth’

Although the actress admitted that her boyfriend had to ‘grit his teeth’ and she is worried about her grandparents watching it.

Daisy said she had to show her boyfriend Tom previews: ‘He was gritting his teeth but at least he’s seen it now. It’s my grandparents I’m most worried about!’ 

It comes after Paul revealed what it was like to film full-frontal sex scenes with his co-star Daisy for their new drama Normal People.

The Irish actor, 24, said they felt ’empowered’ by the ‘honest and truthful’ sex scenes.

Powerful: It comes after Paul revealed what it was like to film full-frontal sex scenes with his co-star Daisy for their new drama Normal People

Powerful: It comes after Paul revealed what it was like to film full-frontal sex scenes with his co-star Daisy for their new drama Normal People

Powerful: It comes after Paul revealed what it was like to film full-frontal sex scenes with his co-star Daisy for their new drama Normal People

Candid: The BBC Three drama features realistic sex scenes between main characters Connell and Marianne, who viewers first meet as teenagers in County Sligo, Ireland

Candid: The BBC Three drama features realistic sex scenes between main characters Connell and Marianne, who viewers first meet as teenagers in County Sligo, Ireland

Candid: The BBC Three drama features realistic sex scenes between main characters Connell and Marianne, who viewers first meet as teenagers in County Sligo, Ireland

The BBC Three drama features realistic sex scenes between main characters Connell and Marianne, who viewers first meet as teenagers in County Sligo, Ireland.

Paul explained to Entertainment Weekly that the two actors were assisted by  intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien, so they felt comfortable with the nudity required.

He said: ‘[There was a] sense of security and safety that the nudity required on the show wasn’t going to be used perversely or feel pornographic.’

Discussing his relationship with the show’s directors, he said: ‘It was always Lenny’s intention for it to be honest and truthful. When you trust people of Lenny and Hettie’s calibre, you trust what they want to do with the film.

Incredible: Normal People viewers have gone wild for the new Irish drama after all 12-episodes were released to BBC iPlayer on Sunday

Incredible: Normal People viewers have gone wild for the new Irish drama after all 12-episodes were released to BBC iPlayer on Sunday

Incredible: Normal People viewers have gone wild for the new Irish drama after all 12-episodes were released to BBC iPlayer on Sunday

Paul continued by admitting they felt comfortable discussing the way directions made them feel, which he confessed can be hard for young actors who are ‘eager to please’ to do.

He added: ‘We felt incredibly empowered throughout to discuss things that might make us feel uncomfortable if we were to see it back on screens.’ 

Normal People viewers have gone wild for the new Irish drama after all 12-episodes were released to BBC iPlayer on Sunday. 

Fans have already binge-watched the programme and fell in love with the two leads — Paul and Daisy who play the star-crossed lovers.

Viewers have labelled the series ‘perfect’ and praised the show for ‘capturing the atmosphere of the book’, something which can often be missed in novel adapted scripts. 

Guidance: Paul explained to Entertainment Weekly that the two actors were assisted by intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien, so they felt comfortable with the nudity required

Guidance: Paul explained to Entertainment Weekly that the two actors were assisted by intimacy coordinator Ita O'Brien, so they felt comfortable with the nudity required

Guidance: Paul explained to Entertainment Weekly that the two actors were assisted by intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien, so they felt comfortable with the nudity required

While some fans have even joked about the amount of people who will be ‘sliding into Paul’s DMs’ after capturing the heart of viewers with his portrayal of Connell.

One person posted a GIF of Desperate Housewives’ Edie and joked: ‘Every girl in Paul Mescal’s DMs after watching the show #NormalPeople.’ 

A different user put: ‘Okay the BBC series #NormalPeople captures the atmosphere of the book so damn well I’ve never seen a TV show with this vibe idk how to use words but it’s somehow just like life ?? A true and beautiful adaptation this brings me so much joy.’ 

Another follower commented: ‘Got approximately 3 hours sleep cos I was watching all of #NormalPeople in bed last night and it is safe to say I am not emotionally stable today.’ 

Breathtaking portrayals: The show follows troubled lovers Connell and Marianne from their school days in Sligo to university at Trinity College Dublin

Breathtaking portrayals: The show follows troubled lovers Connell and Marianne from their school days in Sligo to university at Trinity College Dublin

Breathtaking portrayals: The show follows troubled lovers Connell and Marianne from their school days in Sligo to university at Trinity College Dublin

A different account gushed: ‘Wow three episodes in and #NormalPeople is just stunning… everything I wanted carried from the book, the minimal dialogue, the pauses, even the short episodes just leave you wanting more I’ve cried already.’ 

While another viewer added: ‘#NormalPeople on @BBCiPlayer is beyond amazing. I’m lying in bed crying my eyes out at 4:30am. An epic romance told with breathtaking intimacy.’  

The series has also been praised for showing ‘realistic’, ‘consensual’ and ‘communicative’ sex scenes between Connell and Marianne, again something which can be missing from TV shows.

One person said: ‘Safe, consensual and communicative sex should be included so much more in film and TV!! #NormalPeople #CovideoParty.’ 

While a different fan added: ‘There should be more awkward laughing in sex scenes #CovideoParty #Normalpeople.’ 

Success: Viewers have already labelled the series 'perfect' and praised the show for 'capturing the atmosphere of the book', something which can often be missed in novel adapted scripts

Success: Viewers have already labelled the series 'perfect' and praised the show for 'capturing the atmosphere of the book', something which can often be missed in novel adapted scripts

Success: Viewers have already labelled the series ‘perfect’ and praised the show for ‘capturing the atmosphere of the book’, something which can often be missed in novel adapted scripts

Praise: The series has also been praised for showing 'realistic', 'consensual' and 'communicative' sex scenes between Connell and Marianne, again something which can be missing from TV shows

Praise: The series has also been praised for showing 'realistic', 'consensual' and 'communicative' sex scenes between Connell and Marianne, again something which can be missing from TV shows

Praise: The series has also been praised for showing ‘realistic’, ‘consensual’ and ‘communicative’ sex scenes between Connell and Marianne, again something which can be missing from TV shows 

The story followers their unlikely romance, as Connell is desperate to keep their blossoming relationship under wraps due to Marianne’s lower social standing at school.

The tables soon turn however, when the duo both go on to attend Trinity College in Dublin and Marianne is well-liked for her quirky ways and thoughtful insights.

While Connell struggles to find a connection with anyone other than Marianne.

Their relationship is thwarted by tricky situations, other romances and their own personal demons. 

The coming-of-age novel is set in mid-2000s Ireland and tells the tale of how they overcome it.

Trouble: Connell is desperate to keep their blossoming relationship under wraps due to Marianne's lower social standing at school, something which shifts when they attend uni

Trouble: Connell is desperate to keep their blossoming relationship under wraps due to Marianne's lower social standing at school, something which shifts when they attend uni

Trouble: Connell is desperate to keep their blossoming relationship under wraps due to Marianne’s lower social standing at school, something which shifts when they attend uni 

The series was produced by Element Pictures for BBC Three in partnership with Hulu, adapted by Sally alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe.  

Filming took place in Dublin, Sligo, Sweden and Italy with Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson (Room, The Little Stranger, Frank) and award-winning director Hettie McDonald (Howard’s End) sharing the directorial duties.

BBC Three is now currently in the early stages of adapting Rooney’s debut novel Conversations with Friends. 

The show is set in Dublin about two college students Frances and Bobbi, and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple, Melissa and Nick.  

Yet the BBC has now been forced to delay filming for some of their biggest shows including Peaky Blinders, Line of Duty and Call the Midwife due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Normal People is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now, or on Stan in Australia.   

Watch now! Normal People is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now, or on Stan in Australia

Watch now! Normal People is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now, or on Stan in Australia

Watch now! Normal People is available to watch on BBC iPlayer now, or on Stan in Australia 

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