Normal People's Paul Mescal admits he 'didn't have to act much' in sex scenes with Daisy Edgar-Jones thanks to chemistry

NORMAL People's Paul Mescal has admitted that he "didn't have to act much" during his sex scenes with Daisy Edgar-Jones because of their killer chemistry.

The actor recently opened up about getting pretending to get down and dirty with the 22-year-old – which he had no problems with whatsoever to make it as realistic as possible.

The 12-part BBC drama, which premiered at the height of lockdown back in April 2020, took the UK by storm as it followed the love story of Marianne Sheridan and Connell Waldron.

Many couldn't get over how believable the scenes between Paul and Daisy were whenever their characters got intimate.

In the past the Irish hunk has lifted the lid on what it was like working so closely to his stunning co-star, but this time around he's finally commented on their sizzling chemistry.

The 24-year-old recently told The Telegraph: "You know when you have 'it'.


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"I knew when I was with Daisy that it felt natural, that there wasn't a huge amount of "acting" going on."

"It's a totally separate thing [to attraction]. At that point I'd known Daisy for all of four minutes, so really it's an innate feeling between two people."

Paul explained that their alike personalities helped with filming such scenes that some would be uncomfortable doing.

He added: "When you have that chemistry it makes it so much fun!


"Daisy and I liked each other very much. So that's probably the root of it: having a similar sense of humour, thinking about the world in a relatively similar way and being able to communicate all that."

Paul had previously admitted that their intense sex scenes were the "least sexy thing" he'd ever done thanks to some gel that kept making really loud fart noises during the pretend act.

He told The Mirror: "On the Friday of the first week, me and Daisy had to do a day of sex scenes and we were covered in this gel called Egyptian Magic.

“It’s basically fake sweat. We had to switch positions and our bodies were in close contact. When we separated, it made a really loud fart noise. Me and Daisy started hysterically laughing, but the crew and director (Lenny Abrahamson) all thought that one of us had farted and really were trying to preserve our dignity.

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“They were like, ‘OK, we’re going to just go again’. So yeah, that was pretty embarrassing. It totally takes any tension out of situations.

“Once you fake fart in front of the other person, it’s all good.”

Paul Mescall fans will be happy to know that he'll be on our screens again very soon.

The heartthrob was recently seen shooting scenes scenes for the movie adaptation of opera Carmen in Sydney with practically no clothes on – result!

 

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