My Celebrity Life

Paul Mescal spent Normal People pay on a round of drinks and, honestly, we totally relate

Paul Mescal spent his Normal People money on a single ‘round of drinks’, the actor teased.

The 24-year-old was propelled right to the top of the A-list overnight, alongside co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, when Normal People annihilated BBC Three records and become an instant global phenomenon.

While his net-worth is likely to skyrocket over the next 12 months, the money he made from Normal People didn’t expand much further than a single trip to the pub.

Reflecting on his pay check, the actor told OK! Magazine: ‘I did stupid things like buying the cast a round of drinks, which was pretty much my entire wage!’


The Irish-born actor also shared how he’s been coping in lockdown, turning to running through the streets of east London where he normally lives.

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Paul and Daisy Edgar-Jones became overnight stars after Normal People (Picture: BBC)

‘I’ve struggled with the absence of work,’ he said.

‘A vast period of the day which would’ve been occupied is now totally unoccupied.

‘My life is a lot of Zoom calls and lots of running. I’ve been trying to get as much serotonin as I can. Serotonin is a wonderful thing.’

We’ll take your word for it.

Paul’s currently filming the latest movie adaptation of opera Carmen in Sydney, and just wrapped up filming The Lost Daughter alongside Olivia Colman, Dakota Johnson and Ed Harris.

In between all of that he’s also managed to squeeze in filming a music video for singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers and a little known band tipped for big things, The Rolling Stones.

Normal People is available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.


Credit: Original article published here.

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