’Normal People‘ Star Daisy Edgar Jones’ Bangs Started as a ‘Breakup Haircut,’ Now She Calls Them Her ‘Secret Power’

Normal People's Daisy Edgar Jones Might Just Convince You to Get Bangs
Daisy Edgar-Jones. David Fisher/BAFTA/Shutterstock

Daisy Edgar Jones’ role of Marianne in Hulu’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People is arguably one of the greatest highlights of 2020. That, and the 22-year-old’s bangs, which have garnered a cult following of their own.

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In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, published on Monday, August 10, the actress revealed the relatable reason why she got the flirty fringe in the first place. Hint: She was feeling low and looking for a change. Relatable much?

“It’s so funny,” the star told the outlet. “I got the fringe as a sort of break-up haircut after I came really close to a job and didn’t get it. The next week I had another audition for [the television series] War of the Worlds and got the part. I can act better with a fringe, it’s my secret power!”

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In an interview with Vulture in April, Jones told the outlet that she got the now-famous “break-up haircut” in December 2019. “Just before Christmas last year, I hadn’t got a job in a wee while, and then I got my fringe,” she said. “Then a week later I got the job, so I was like, ‘Oh, maybe that’s the only thing that’s getting me employed.’”

Normal People's Daisy Edgar Jones Might Just Convince You to Get Bangs
Daisy Edgar-Jones on Hulu’s “Normal People.” Element Pictures/Enda Bowe/Hulu

According to the Harper’s Bazaar interview, Jones has been low key about maintaining the hairstyle, especially during the COVID-19 quarantine. Apparently, her roommate has helped her touch up the look using a trusty “pair of scissors.”

The War of the Worlds actress also took part in a stunning photo shoot for the English publication. The brunette beauty expertly posed in a variety of ethereal backdrops wearing luxury fashion labels like Miu Miu, Gucci, Prada and Fendi.

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Nevertheless, the actress doesn’t consider herself a photo shoot pro. “I haven’t done many shoots in my life, they’re still so surreal to me,” she said. “I was trying not to look awkward. I treat it like I’m playing a character, it’s worse when you’re yourself. You should see my school photos… so uncomfortable and greasy.”

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