Daisy Edgar-Jones wore Gucci to the ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ premiere

Considering how heavily the book Where the Crawdads Sing was promoted by book clubs and celebrities, I feel like the film adaptation is probably very smart summer counter-programming. Usually, summer films are about superheroes and Top Guns and big spectacles. But sometimes studios will release a counterprogramming movie for women, a book club selection or a feel-good indie film, something like that. If the reviews are good for Crawdads, I could see the film being a legitimate hit and financial success too.

Reese Witherspoon bought the rights to Delia Owens’ Where The Crawdads Sing. Reese promoted it heavily with her book club and she produced it under her Hello Sunshine banner. The screenplay was adapted by a woman (Lucy Alibar) and the film is directed by a woman (Olivia Newman). Daisy Edgar-Jones plays the lead role of “Swamp Girl” Kya Clark. The two main dudes in the film are played by Harrison Dickinson and Taylor John-Smith. Last night was the New York premiere at MoMA.

Fashion notes: Reese Witherspoon wore a Barbie pink (sigh) Emilia Wickstead dress, and Daisy wore Gucci. I said before that Daisy is a mini-Anne Hathaway to me, and I enjoy the fact that Daisy is being professionally styled in major labels – I actually love this dress on her, although the shoes are so bad. Reese’s pink dress is very Elle Woods and that’s fine. I’m very curious to see how this film is promoted and how it does at the box office.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Backgrid.

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

13 Responses to “Daisy Edgar-Jones wore Gucci to the ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ premiere”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. Becks1 says:

    I LOVE Daisy’s dress. It’s so perfect for this premiere. Reese looks like Reese.

    Here is where I admit that I had no idea that movie was coming out this month. I feel like the first preview just came out a month or so ago? My sense of time is really off though at this point. (thanks 2020!)

    I read the book and liked it but wasn’t obsessed with it. I’ll watch this movie but probably only when it gets to streaming.

  2. girl_ninja says:

    She’s cute but it reminds me of a figure skaters costume.

  3. Ann says:

    I read the book at the recommendation of my S-I-L. I will never read another book recommended by my S-I-L.

  4. C-No says:

    That dude on the left needs to learn how to tie a tie to the correct length. Gotta be honest, I LOVED the book and will probably see the movie this weekend.

    • deadnotsleeping says:

      I had so many people recommend this book to me. I tried to read it three different times, and couldn’t finish it. After I read about the controversy about the author and her family being wanted for questioning in Zambia for a murder case, I decided it’s not worth it to try a fourth attempt.

  5. Abby says:

    I enjoyed the book (it was great on audio–pro tip, read on 1.25 speed) and the trailer looks like it’ll be a beautiful movie. The setting was such an important part of the book and it looks the same in the movie. I’m also thrilled that Taylor Swift wrote a song for the movie. I plan to see this!

  6. AnneL says:

    I don’t usually love “Book Club” books, which is one reason I eventually quit my book club, lol. But I really enjoyed Crawdads. I liked the heroine and the setting, which reminded me of where we used to go for a week every summer in South Carolina . My mother grew up going there too and I have a lot of nostalgia for it. So it was just very evocative.

    My son who is in his 20s ended up reading the book and liked it! I think his girlfriend was reading it so he just picked it up. It’s not generally his thing but he appreciated it and we talked about it.

    Daisy looks great. I am eyeing the two guys and wondering which is the good guy and which is the bad guy, lol. It’s kind of hard to guess, actually. Reese’s dress is quite Barbie but she can pull off that hot pink really well so why not? It’s fun.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing this. I hope they do it justice. I think she seems like a good choice for the role, though as someone with Southern roots I am wondering why they couldn’t find an American actress who could really do the accent. I’m going to be listening for the accent, but if it’s just “good enough,” that’s fine. I don’t need accents to be perfect to like a film or show.

    • Ashley L. says:

      I read the book and really loved it. My guess is that the guy in the pinstripe suit is the bad guy.

      • AmelieOriginal says:

        I looked up the actors and the guy in the pinstripe plays Tate, the “good” guy and guy on the left plays Chase, the “bad” guy which makes me happy because pinstripe guy is very good looking lol.

  7. tpd says:

    I watched this past weekend the author being interviewed. She said pavement hardens the heart and softens the brain. Miss me with that stereotyping BS, especially since she was lapping it up about being on the NYT’s best seller list. I’ll keep my money earned by walking to work on pavement.

    • BothSidesNow says:

      @ tpd, I watched the same interview, as of course anything related to CBS has to have an interview to increase viewership or readers.

      I wasn’t all that enamored with the authors interview and was put off by her constant rehashing of being on the bestseller list repeatedly. I could take it or leave it.

  8. Josephine says:

    Reese looks better than she has in some time – she looks less puffy in the face than she had been looking.