The book Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid was a surprise hit thanks to BookTok and word of mouth. Early on in its success, it was easy to envision the material as ripe for TV — you have rich characters, the glamorous and turbulent times of the rock n roll era of the 70s, and the will they won’t they love affair of Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne; which drew parallels to the real life iconic relationship between Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Knicks and Lindsey Buckingham.
The absolute delight of the series is an understated performance by Camila Morrone. It’s a turn that feels well beyond Morrone’s 25 years. She plays Camila, Billy’s wife and the mother of his child. In the beginning, we see her as one of the guys on the road with the band, but as their success skyrockets with the addition of Daisy Jones (an electric Riley Keough), Morrone is back home left to raise a daughter, while her husband torpedos from the hedonism of a rock n roll lifestyle.
Morrone’s role could’ve quickly disappeared in a bombastic series like this, but the actress has a certain kind of quiet restraint that transfixes the viewer. It’s a heartbreaking performance with enormous heart and depth that demands the audience’s attention as the woman who chooses to stay but has every reason to leave.
Awards Radar sat down over zoom with Camila Morrone to talk about the 70s era, bonding with cast mates, and stepping into the world of Daisy Jones.
Daisy Jones & The Six is available to stream on Prime Video.