Normal People star criticizes claims of ‘millennial love story’

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Normal people The star Paul Mescal denounced the story of some people, saying that calling it “a millennial love story” is “basic”.

Mescal plays Connell Waldron in the 12-part adaptation of the BBC and Hulu of the novel by Sally Rooney, which follows two very different teenagers in Ireland – Connell and Marianne Sheridan (Daisy Edgar-Jones) – as they get to know each other and fall in love, unable to deny their unexpected chemistry.

But their connection is constantly put to the test, Connell becoming depressed after a childhood friend committed suicide and the secrecy surrounding their relationship puts him to the test.

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Mescal said The independent this “millennial love story” is a “basic” and “reductive” description of the series, revealing that there is much more in history.

“I guess it has to do with adjusting the words in a small space to describe a novel, fair enough, but it’s not my relationship with it,” he said. “To be honest, most people I know meet on apps. This is not the case for Connell and Marianne.

“There is something extraordinary about them and I don’t think they can be labeled as millennials. They’re much more interesting than a title like that. “

Edgar-Jones recently revealed how embarrassing her audition for her role was, saying that she should “get carried away” on her audiotape and send it to the producers. Fortunately, the potentially embarrassing moment paid off when she landed the role.

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Mescal recently admitted that he “cannot bear the idea that they (Connell and Marianne) are not together”, saying that he invented his own final ending for the couple in his head.

Edgar-Jones had his own thoughts on the end of the series and the novel, saying, “I think what is amazing is that they have given themselves the opportunity to be their best self. And I think it’s pretty beautiful. “

Normal people is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer. Weekly double air episodes Mondays on BBC One from 9 p.m.


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