If you read Where the Crawdads Sing back in 2018 then you may have thought to yourself it would make a great movie instantly.
Whether we’re talking Harry Potter or Gone Girl, some of the most celebrated and noteworthy novels have made their way to screens over the years and Delia Owens’ coming-of-age murder mystery was ripe for adaptation.
Fortunately, a take on the novel was helmed by Olivia Newman, produced by Reece Witherspoon and hit theaters this July.
Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as Catherine “Kya” Clark, a young girl growing up in a North Carolina marsh without her family. Things take a turn when she meets the popular Chase Andrews, who displays an interest and romance soon ensues. However, things go south and they end things, only for him to turn up dead shortly after.
A murder investigation is launched and she finds herself the prime suspect.
It’s a brilliantly performed piece of drama and Daisy Edgar-Jones is joined by some phenomenal talent. Speaking of which, who plays Tate in Where the Crawdads Sing?
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: WHAT DOES THE TITLE MEAN?
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Who plays Tate in Where the Crawdads Sing?
Tate Walker is portrayed by Taylor John Smith while the younger version in flashbacks is played by Luke David Blumm.
Focusing on Taylor John Smith for a moment, the 27-year-old American actor should be familiar to many audiences as John Keene in the series Sharp Objects, a 2018 mini-series based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name.
On the other hand, he’s also been in such movies as Blacklight (he played Dusty Crane), Shadow in the Cloud (Walter Quaid), Hunter Killer (Belford), You Get Me (Tyler Hanson), and Wolves (Anthony Keller). Further TV work includes American Crime (Luke) and Guidance (Chip).
As for Luke David Blumm, the 12-year-old American actor first appeared on screens as Linus in a 2019 episode of The Walking Dead. He has since earned subsequent TV parts in Watchmen (Newspaper Boy) and The Sinner (Eli).
Movie fans may also have seen him in I Want You Back (Trevor), Son (David), and The King of Staten Island (Harold) with Pete Davidson.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: BASED ON A TRUE STORY?
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Is Taylor John Smith on Instagram?
Yes, you can find Taylor on Instagram at taylorjohnsmith.
He currently boasts 83k followers and there are a handful of posts celebrating Where the Crawdads Sing. Of course, there are plenty of stylish snaps to enjoy too.
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‘I was just excited to jump into it’
Taylor John Smith recently sat down for a conversation with Who What Wear and opened up about telling his family he got the gig:
“I remember calling my sisters and telling them that I had gotten [the part], and the response was immediate… they were like, ‘Shut up! Tate or Chase, who are you playing?’ They have never cared about anything I’ve done before, and I told them Tate, and they were like, ‘Oh, thank god’ and hopped off the phone.”
He added: “That was all they needed to know… And then I got to hear everyone else’s stories about when they read it and what they were going through when they read it, especially during COVID because of all the isolation aspects of it. … It connected a lot of people. I was just excited to jump into it and be a part of it.”
Where the Crawdads Sing is now in theaters.
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