The Prime Video show netted nine nods at the 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and its star Keough told her on-screen bandmates hours before the ceremony: "You're all winners to me"
The 34-year-old actress shared never-before-seen footage of her and castmate Sam Claflin rehearsing for live performances that ultimately didn’t happen due to the SAG-AFTRA strike, which ended in July.
“In honor of the Emmys, , here’s a video of the last time Sammy, the band and I rehearsed together,” she captioned the clip on Instagram. “We were rehearsing to perform live for our lovely Daisy fans and it sadly never happened because of the strike.”
“I have so much love for everyone in this band and on this show,” she shared. “Everyone on this show worked harder than I’ve ever witnessed on any project actually for years. You’re all winners to me.”
She concluded: “I feel so blessed to have spent time with all of you and when I lose tonight, I lose for you. 🤡😈🥇🥇🥇🥇”
"That's always been a dream for the whole cast," she said. "And we hope that someday it will become a reality."
The series — which follows the rise and fall of a rock band from the 1970s as they deal with fame and their complicated relationships with each other — was one of the first times Keough, who is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley, has performed publicly.
"We talked about [Keough] singing and we talked about her grandfather and she sort of said, 'You know, I know I have it in me, but I really don't sing outside the shower,'" producer Lauren Neustadter told Vanity Fair in December 2022. "'This is not a thing that I've done before, but I'm ready to do the work,' and she really did."
After sending in an audition tape of her singing a Fleetwood Mac song, Keough was told she needed to learn to belt if she wanted the role. And that's exactly what she did.
"I was like, 'I can't do it,' and when I can't do something, it lights a fire in me to be able to do it. I was like, I have to do it. I'm gonna go to this vocal coach, and he's gonna teach me how to f---ing belt, whatever I need to do to get this," the actress told the outlet. "It really became about pushing myself to do things I've never done before."
For Claflin, he had to learn how to sing and play the guitar.
"I have to say, I'd never picked up a guitar before I got this part," Claflin told Vanity Fair. "And, you know, having read the book, it wasn't overly clear that I was due to be playing because we took some creative freedom and slightly shifted the parts a little bit, meaning that I was going to be playing not lead guitar, thank God, but rhythm guitar. I had to learn how to hold the guitar, how to strum a guitar. I had the biggest journey to go with the singing as well."
"I get misty thinking about the transformation and the dedication," producer Neustadter said of Claflin's musical transformation. "During COVID he was in England with his kids, and he was homeschooling them during the day, and he would take care of them, and then he would put them to sleep and he would get on a Zoom to [learn how to] play the guitar. And he also really changed. He transformed his body to really be like a '70s rock star. ... He was really transforming into Billy, and Riley did the same."
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