Daisy Jones and The Six star teases how series transcends original book
Daisy Jones and The Six star Josh Whitehouse has promised the upcoming series is going to transcend the best-selling book.
The original novel, written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, has become a cult phenomenon in its own right, and now fans will finally see the characters – and the music – come to life with the launch of the Prime Video series.
Daisy Jones and The Six launches Friday 3 March, with new episodes every week through to 24 March on Prime Video.
TILLY PEARCE: Tell us a bit about the project itself, and what would you consider the most significant change from the book to the series?
SUKI WATERHOUSE: I think when you read something, you have an imagination, and then-- and then now I have, like, such an imagination about the characters that I see on screen because-- like, I think the chemistry that's created between, like, the Billy and-- Billy and Daisy chemistry, like, when I think you have this, like, made-up image.
And now I, like, very much, even when I see-- even when I see Sam and Riley together, it's like, you know, like, a story was made with Cami, and me, and Will, and all of us. Like, there's a-- yeah, it's to be able to sort of, like, see that on screen, and have, like, a-- like, have that world presented on screen, and have it brought to life by like, you know.
Having Dai-- just what-- I don't know. Watching Daisy as-- watching Riley as Daisy all the time and just like, actually getting to see Daisy in real life singing, performing, being this, like, unpredictable kind of, like, fireball of a woman, like, I loved-- I loved just, like, being able to have her in real life, it's just a pleasure.
JOSH WHITEHOUSE: I was very satisfied, I think. I didn't feel like it was lacking. And I felt like, yeah, this ticks every box for me, personally.
SUKI WATERHOUSE: Yeah. And you got to, like, understand. I think Sam, like, really portrays, like, Billy so wonderfully, and he has so much, like-- there's so much texture there. And like, you want-- you actually-- yeah, you kind of are able to-- you're able to, like, empathize and see these, like, conflicted, messed up human beings on camera, and all the layers to them, which is always like, yeah, very thrilling.