Camila Morrone may play the wife of the world’s biggest rock star in Amazon Prime’s “Daisy Jones & The Six,” but she exhibited some rather rock star behavior to prepare for her role as Camila Dunn!
The series adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s best-selling novel of the same name has accumulated a great deal of praise and generated headlines since its premiere on March 3rd. The Fleetwood Mac-inspired tale of an enormously popular fictional rock and roll band from the seventies has taken on a life of its own; the series’ companion album, which features 11 tracks all sung by the cast members, shot to the number one spot on iTunes!
In order to capture the band’s rollicking sound, ‘Daisy’ band members Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse, Will Harrison, and Josh Whitehouse had to attend rigorous rock and roll training in the form of band camp. Morrone had a notable job of her own; she had to read Jenkins Reid’s 2019 novel for the first time after landing the role of Claflin’s character’s wife.
The 25-year-old actress recently revealed what went down when the time came to get down to some bookworm business, and her story is quite relatable for anyone who’s ever had to hit the books!
Inside ‘Daisy Jones And The Six’s Monsterous BookTok Success Story
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Three years before the release of Amazon Prime’s adaptation of “Daisy Jones & The Six,” the world was at a standstill following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While readers were stuck at home in quarantine, they gradually began logging on to the then-fledging app TikTok, and the “BookTok” community began taking shape!
There are countless author-related success stories on the app; in addition to Jenkins Reid’s popularity on the platform, author Colleen Hoover continues to experience skyrocketing levels of popularity thanks to the outlet.
Professional Writing Academy attributed Jenkins Reid’s BookTok success to her writing’s ability to “offer readers a moment to revel in the human connection they were feeling so deprived of.
The outlet also reveals Jenkins Reid’s 2017 novel “The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo” became a fixture on The New York Times’ Best-Sellers list for a whopping 72 weeks following its BookTok success!
Jenkins Reid, however, is extremely careful to keep some boundaries between herself and her BookTok legacy!
When asked if she was familiar with her BookTok-inspired popularity in an interview with The Cut, Jenkins Reid said, “I try very hard not to see BookTok videos. I have to create clear walls between me and what people think of my work- whether good or bad,” she continued. “I have seen various videos that people have made about my work because they make their way to me, but I have not allowed BookTok to permeate my ‘FYP [For You Page]’ as they say.”
How Did Morrone Familiarize Herself With The World Of ‘Daisy Jones’ And Taylor Jenkins Reid?
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The clock was ticking on the eleventh hour before Morrone and her crew were set to try on their new lives in the Daisy Jones universe. The actress had one major milestone to reach before reporting to set in order to play the headstrong Camila Dunn; she had to read “Daisy Jones and the Six!”
In a new interview with Nylon Magazine, Morrone did not hide how much time she had to finish her homework. She was two days from her audition date, and she still hadn’t cracked the spine on her copy of “Daisy Jones and the Six.”
“I thought I would cram like I did in high school and get the main points [from SparkNotes] on the odd chance the casting director was like, ‘Did you read the book?’ I could say yes,” she recalled to the outlet.
There would be no shorter roads taken; Morrone completely fell for Daisy and her world of rock star excess!
“Then I accidentally binged the book,” Morrone added. “I did not come up for air until I had finished the whole thing.”
Embracing “Daisy Jones and the Six” didn’t take as much effort as Morrone may have initially thought. She continued, “I had not sat down and voluntarily read a book in a very long time. I had kind of a bad relationship with reading because of being forced in school to read books that you didn’t relate to at all. This was the first introduction into a different type of writing and different style of writing that made me fall in love with recreational reading, as nerdy as that sounds.”
“Daisy Jones and the Six” isn’t the only novel by Jenkins Reid to have the media treatment! “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo” will be adapted into a Netflix film, and “One True Loves” will be released to the big screen later this year!