It takes a village to manage a rock and roll band- even a fictitious one!
The Amazon Prime series adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s 2019 novel “Daisy Jones and the Six” premiered last week to huge fanfare!
The cast has been in the midst of a promotional press tour sharing the magic of their Seventies-tinged bond fostered by bringing Jenkins Reid’s brainchild band to life.
Camila Morrone, who plays the headstrong backbone of the band’s adrift frontman Billy, Camilla Dunne, commemorated that magic in her latest Instagram post. Morrone’s snapshot shows the ‘Daisy’ circle making a human pyramid, showcasing the incredibly tight bond that the cast created while filming.
Filming may have wrapped ages ago and fans can now watch six episodes of the series, but the band’s friendship is more solid than ever!
The ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ Onscreen Friendships Were Solidified By A Bandcamp Bond
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The “Daisy Jones & The Six” cast members have been quite vocal about their experience in becoming a believable band. Their practice and the resulting chemistry have clearly paid off: the companion-soundtrack album, “Aurora,” went to number one on iTunes shortly after its release!
Riley Keough (Daisy) and Sam Claflin (Billy) may play the two members of the band who are primarily in the spotlight, but the duo had a long way to go before they were able to capture the required stage presence!
Speaking to NME per one of The Blast’s pieces of coverage on the show, Keough recalled with a laugh, “After they hired me, I remember [the producers] saying, “Okay, Riley has a long way to come, so whoever we hire [as her partner] will have to be a great singer to balance her out.”
Claflin said of his experience, “We just laughed through it. We had a joint singing lesson quite early on, and at that point, I had imposter syndrome. I thought, ‘I shouldn’t be here, this is terrifying. I’m so nervous,’ and then Riley walked in and they immediately got us to stare at each other to try and find that romantic connection.”
Keough echoed her on-screen partner’s sentiment with enthusiasm; she added, “It doesn’t take much for me to turn really giggly, but then we sang, and I was thinking, ‘Oh yay, we’re both awful!”
Keough And Claflin Weren’t The Only ‘Daisy’ Castmembers To Have A Giggle-Fueled Friendship!
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The closeness within the cast also translated to two of the show’s central leading ladies!
Morrone and Suki Waterhouse, who plays the band’s keyboardist Karen, were also taken with each other. The besties were even told to tone down their friendship vibes while filming!
Recently speaking to Town & Country, the duo dished on their friendship. A key ingredient to what makes the duo tick? Tea, and lots of it!
Waterhouse, 31, described their friendship dynamic as “[It’s] always very fun, even when we’re sitting in the background, and there’s something else going on, and Karen and Camilla get to gossip, and we know that it’s not going to be in the show.”
She also later adds, “Yeah, we definitely had that natural friendship. Our friendship evolved [quickly]- when you meet someone and start working with them and spend like 12 hours a day together for two years, you know everything about each other’s lives and start dissecting everything that bleeds into the show.”
That level of closeness Waterhouse describes is definitely captured in Morrone’s latest Instagram photo of the cast!
The cast is all smiles as they pose in a human pyramid together, and Morrone sums up their bond in the caption of the photo.
“No one else I would rather have this experience with,” she writes. “As we step into weekend 2 of launch, I can’t help but shoutout these insanely talented humans who I got to act alongside and all of the people behind the scenes it took to put a show of this scale together. Behind the scenes, to get what you see on screen, are the hundred crew members that actually make this happen,” she continues, “our lighting crew, cinematographers, costume designers, hair, makeup, set design, production design, photography unit, sound unit, gaffers, music instructors, writers, producers, showrunners, etc. It’s such a labor of love. We all have a tiny piece of this pie and we have a lot to be proud of,” Morrone concludes.
Morrone ought to be proud of her skills; she read “Daisy Jones and the Six” with only days left to prepare for her role in the series!
Instead of utilizing SparkNotes, she found herself binging the book and falling head over heels for the characters!
“I did not come up for air until I finished the whole thing,” she recently told Nylon Magazine. (per The Blast)
Episodes one through six of “Daisy Jones & The Six” are now streaming on Amazon Prime!