Daisy Edgar Jones reveals she’s been dropped from this major blockbuster

Daisy Edgar Jones reveals she’s been dropped from this major blockbuster

Daisy Edgar-Jones revealed she’d been dropped from this movie (Picture: Dave Benett/WireImage)

Daisy Edgar-Jones revealed that she is no longer set to play Carole King in the upcoming biopic based on the West End show, Beautiful, after her role as the lead was confirmed back in 2022.

The star is set to star in the upcoming film Twisters and has been promoting the film alongside Glen Powell, her co-star in this action-packed blockbuster.

While promoting the film, she revealed that she is no longer set to participate in Beautiful.

In an interview with Variety, Daisy was asked if there were any updates on this role.

‘That’s no longer happening. I love Carole and I love that story, but it was a year ago that they decided [to no longer pursue it],’ she revealed.

The actress revealed that she trained for the new role but added that the script needed to be developed: ‘I did learn a lot of piano. I think it’s a gorgeous story, and the script probably needs a little more time in the oven.’

The actress plays the lead role in an upcoming tornado film (Picture: Can Nguyen/Shutterstock)

‘But I did meet Carole King on Zoom, and I was like, “This is the coolest thing ever.” She really enjoyed Normal People, so she was a fan of that and I was a fan of hers. 

‘I get so starstruck by musicians, much more than actors, and Carole was one where it was quite hard to keep my cool.’

Variety then added in an Editor’s Note: ‘Sources tell Variety that the project is still in development at the studio without Edgar-Jones. When news of her involvement broke in 2022, her deal was not yet closed and last year’s writers and actors strikes delayed the project further.’

Daisy has made a name for herself since 2020 when she starred in Normal People (Picture: by Dave Benett/WireImage)

Following the news that Daisy was cast in this film, there was some backlash from fans who questioned why a Jewish actress had not been cast in this role.

Despite confusion from some fans, Carole herself told Variety at the time that she was looking forward to seeing the star play her on screen.

‘Daisy has a spirit and energy that I recognized as myself when I was younger. She’s a tremendous talent and I know she’s going to give a great performance.’ 

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Daisy Edgar Jones and Playtone Productions for comment.

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