Paul Mescal (From The Patreon Archive): Episode 352

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This week, star of BBC Three's much anticipated drama series Normal People, Paul Mescal joined Jarlath for a truly remarkable chat about his life and journey to this very exciting point in his career.

Paul gives a fascinating account of this addictive and petrifying experience of discovering the school stage at the tender age of 16 (13:00), how he quit football for acting (23:00) and the power and importance of working alongside an intimacy coordinator on the set of Normal People (52:00).

Paul opens up like never before with his thoughts on toxic masculinity (30:00), his number one pet hate of group behaviour (48:00), connective tissue of sporting performance and acting (20:00) and much more.

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