Normal People’s Paul Mescal gushes over ‘legend’ Daisy Edgar Jones in birthday post full of behind-the-scenes pics – The Sun
NORMAL People's Paul Mescal posted a cute birthday message to his co-star Daisy Edgar Jones.
The actor delighted fans as he shared pictures of the two on-screen lovers on set of the hit BBC1 series.
The 24-year-old captioned the black and white images with the charming message: "Happy birthday to this LEGEND! You are one of a kind. Have the best day ever."
His co-star replied, commenting: "THANK YOU PAULIO," with a string of yellow heart emojis.
The actor, who plays Connell, delighted fans of the show by sharing the behind-the-scenes photos of himself and character Marianne, including a shot of Daisy smiling on a doorstep.
Another showed them laughing between takes sat at a table, on stage at a press conference, while another shows Daisy as Marianne getting her make-up touched up.
The actor has done a stellar job in the steamy BBC drama, which sees him nude on several occasions in saucy sex scenes.
Mescal says he would relish the chance to return for season 2 – but claims it’s “not on the cards”.
Paul played Connell Waldron, the male lead in Rooney's novel of young love, and the subsequent 12-part BBC adaptation by the same name which has been a lockdown smash hit.
The actor admitted the ending left many “unanswered” questions between his character and love interest Marianne.
But, with Rooney having never written a sequel or follow-up to her best-selling book, Paul said he wasn’t sure whether we’d see a series 2.
The Irishman told Wonderland Magazine: “Oh, there's no question that character to me is still alive and breathing and very much has a lot of life left to live, and has a relationship with Marianne that is maybe unfinished.
“I do feel like the series that has finished is its own thing, and I'm totally comfortable with that.
“It's not on the cards at the moment, but if I got the opportunity to play him again, amazing.”
Normal People follows the turbulent relationship between working-class Connell and well-off Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) – which includes a total of 41 minutes of sex during the 12 episodes.
Paul admitted feeling perplexed by the fame he has gained since the series first aired, particularly as he’s spent it all at his London home during lockdown.
He said: “I feel the success of the show when I pick my phone up, but when I put my phone down, nothing has changed from before or after the release.”
Paul's new show is grabbing the attention of fellow celebrities, as Katy Perry poked fun at the non-stop sex scenes and suggested a raunchy new title for the BBC drama.
The pregnant star – who is expecting a baby with Orlando Bloom – tweeted: “The show should be renamed: ‘We Have Much More Sex Than NORMAL PEOPLE'”.
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