Paul Mescal finds scrutiny of his private life ‘indecent’: ‘It makes me angry’

Paul Mescal has addressed the overwhelming public interest in his personal life that inevitably accompanied his rise to fame.

Since the 27-year-old Irish actor’s breakthrough role in the romantic drama mini-series normal peopleBased on Sally Rooney’s bestselling book of the same name, Mescal has garnered a hugely devoted following.

Shortly after starring as shy boy Connell alongside Daisy Edgar-Jones’ hardworking and outspoken Marianne, singer Phoebe Bridgers tweeted, “Done normal people and now I’m sad and horny, oh wait.”

Mescal and Bridgers later got together and dated for about a year and a half before breaking up in December 2022. During this time, rumors circulated that the couple were engaged, followed by unfounded speculation that Bridgers Mescal was cheating with comedian Bo Burnham.

In a new interview with Harper’s BazaarMescal spoke about fan comments about his personal life, saying that “it’s nobody’s business because it’s lewd.”

“And it’s unkind,” he said. “Honest answer, it makes me angry … It’s the entitlement to the information that people expect that just drives me crazy.”

He admitted that “if I want to do TV shows like normal people, there will be appetites from all over the world,” adding, “Eighty percent of it is tasty. And then twenty percent of it is devastating.”

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Bridgers, 28, previously condemned “fans” who “harassed and dehumanized” her on her way to her father’s funeral in March.

“I have seen, at one of the lowest points in my life, people who claim to love me fucking dehumanize and shame me and fucking bullying me on my way to my father’s funeral,” the petition reads illness,” the singer said in a recent interview. Photos had shown her and Burnham together at the airport shortly after their split from Mescal.

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The two are yet to confirm their relationship status, but in June, Keith Urban accidentally posted a TikTok video showing the couple kissing during Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert.

Urban apologized to Bridgers in a later interview, saying: “It felt very uncomfortable. i felt bad I was just busy with the concert. You never know what’s going to happen.”

Meanwhile, Mescal will star in Ridley Scott’s upcoming film gladiator Consequence. The news was announced in February. However, to confirm Mescal could fill out a toga, studio executives visited him onstage on the West End revival of “The West End”. End station longing.

After seeing him remove his shirts in “several” scenes, which they say made “the ladies” in the audience “very vocal,” they agreed they had “found our man.”

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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