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Paul Mescal (‘Normal People’) on playing a character who ‘isn’t particularly articulate’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Paul Mescal (‘Normal People’) on playing a character who ‘isn’t particularly articulate’ [Complete Interview Transcript]

Paul Mescal just scored his first Emmy nomination for his performance in the Hulu limited series “Normal People,” which also happens to be his first leading role onscreen. In the series, he plays Connell, a popular student who enters a complex relationship with Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a fellow student.

Mescal spoke with Gold Derby contributing editor Riley Chow before the Emmy nominations about playing a character who doesn’t speak much, working with director Lenny Abrahamson and why he was blown away by Timothee Chalamet in “Call Me by Your Name.” Watch the exclusive video interview above and read the complete transcript below.

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