Daisy Edgar-Jones Exits ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ Film, Teases New Stage Role

The ‘Normal People’ star hints at a return to theatre.

LOS ANGELES – MAR 12: Daisy Edgar-Jones at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, CA

The press tour for Twisters has brought unexpected news from stage and screen star Daisy Edgar-Jones. In an interview with Variety, Edgar-Jones revealed that she has exited the much-anticipated film adaptation of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

“That’s no longer happening,” Edgar-Jones commented. “I love Carole and I love that story, but it was a year ago that they decided [to no longer pursue it]. 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.”

Edgar-Jones, known for her breakout role in Normal People, is no stranger to the stage. She received acclaim for her performance in the five-star production of Albion at the Almeida Theatre. Her Normal People co-star, Paul Mescal, also made headlines with his return to the venue in late 2022 in A Streetcar Named Desire.

Excitingly, Edgar-Jones hinted at her own return to theatre soon. Speaking on the red carpet for Twisters, she teased, “I’m actually going to be [back]… watch this space!”

On screen, Edgar-Jones is best known for her roles in Normal People (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), Fresh, Where The Crawdads Sing, and Under the Banner of Heaven (which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination).

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical originally opened on Broadway on January 12, 2014, and ran for nearly six years at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. The stage show, featuring a book by Douglas McGrath and a song list of King’s greatest hits—including “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “I Feel the Earth Move,” and “You’ve Got a Friend”—earned seven Tony nominations. Jessie Mueller, who starred in the title role, won the Tony Award for Best Actress.

As fans await Edgar-Jones’s next move, her departure from Beautiful leaves room for speculation about her upcoming stage role. Stay tuned for more updates on this talented actress’s return to the theatre.

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