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Olivia Colman Couldn't Look Paul Mescal In The Eye When Working With Him


Olivia Colman Couldn't Look Paul Mescal In The Eye When Working With Him

Since Olivia Colman's a legend in the acting game, you might assume some people get a bit starstruck by her presence.

But it looks like it was the other way around when it came to Paul Mescal, with Colman admitting she couldn't look the actor in the eye after watching his steamy performance in Normal People.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The pair worked on set together as co-stars in The Lost Daughter, a new thriller movie and Maggie Gyllenhaal's directorial debut.


And according to The Sun, despite being an Oscar-winning star, Olivia was a 'bit giddy' when meeting Paul on set for the first time.

For those not in the know, Paul starred as Connell alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne in the 2020 BBC drama, Normal People.

Based on Sally Rooney's best-selling novel of the same name, the 12-part series was highly praised for its evocative mix of love, lust and heartbreak.

There were numerous passionate moments featured throughout, including the longest sex scene ever played on Irish telly.

Credit: BBC
Credit: BBC

Thousands of viewers developed a soft spot for 25-year-old Mescal, and it seems like Colman was one of them.

"I was a huge fan from watching Normal People and I was a bit giddy," she said.

"I couldn't look him in the eyes when we first met. He's just so kind and nice and a good person. And he sings beautifully.


"He's just lovely. He's the nicest and loveliest. He loves his family and he's so brilliant in what he does. His work is beautiful."

The 47-year-old star even joked that she added a scene in the new Netflix film so she could get closer to the Irish actor, although she quickly confirmed this was all in jest.

When asked if she appreciated their on-screen encounter, she said: "That's always fun, but that wasn't even in the script. I just did that."

Realising how that sounded, she quickly said: "It was in the script, it was."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

For those hoping to get a load of these two in The Lost Daughter, you're in luck - the movie dropped on Netflix today, 31 December.

Paul and Olivia join a number of stars including Dakota Johnson, Peter Sarsgaard and Jessie Buckley.

Based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante, the plot centres on a woman who's on a quiet seaside vacation.


However, things take an unsettling turn when her fixation on a young mother staying at a nearby villa awakens memories from her past.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, Netflix

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