When you’re hot you’re hot and at the moment you could fry eggs on the palms of Paul Mescal’s hands. The Normal People star has been chosen to star in a video for Scarlet, an unreleased track by The Rolling Stones from 1974.
The actor seems to be channelling Connell from Normal People as he starts with straight-to-camera dialogue, “I’m a little bit drunk. I’m very sorry. I love you. Ahh… I’m just going to play the song.”
He then proceeds to mime and dance to the song while he films himself on his laptop webcam and proceeds to get very, very drunk and alternately tearful and joyful.
It really does feel like we’re back on the set of Normal People and Connell has made a transgression with his lover, Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones), except in this storyline she’s “Scarlet” and he’s dressed in a tuxedo in an empty 5-star hotel.
The video could easily be an outtake from the hit BBC drama, which earned Mescal an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Male Lead Performance in a Limited Series or Movie, especially as the webcam production echoes the long-distance scenes Connell and Marianne shared via video apps.
'It's all the drama Mick, I just love it!'
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