Normal People fans went wild Friday night as Fleabag’s Hot Priest appeared in the Irish Comic Relief special.
Paul Mescal found co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones for RTÉ Does Comic Relief in Ireland and Andrew Scott was also involved in the ultimate collaboration, which was filmed from a social distance in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
In the parody, Connell, played by Paul, went to visit Andrew, who was playing his character from Hot Priest in Fleabag, at church for a confessional.
Dream Team! Normal People fans went wild Friday night as Fleabag’s Hot Priest appeared in the Irish Comic Relief special episode
However, the duo was quickly joined by Marianne, played by Daisy, when she confessed to having stolen Connell’s silver chain.
The jewelry is highly focused on Normal People and a fan account on Instagram for the channel has 185,000 subscribers.
Connell begins the special episode by admitting, “Bless me father, because I have sinned.”
Hot Priest! Paul Mescal found co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones for RTÉ Does Comic Relief in Ireland and Andrew Scott is also involved in the ultimate collaboration
Hilarant: In the parody, Connell, played by Paul, went to visit Andrew, who played his character Hot Priest in Fleabag, at the church for a confessional
To whom Andrew is then revealed as the vicar, which is a smart connection to his priestly character on Fleabag, as he says, “Go ahead my son.” “
Connell continues: “I am in love with my father but it is complicated. I hurt the person I love. I don’t know, I guess I’m just really torn apart.
The character then makes fun of his sex life with Marianne, Normal People presents more than 41 minutes of romantic action through his episodes, while he quips: “You know, the physical side of things is great.
“It has always been so powerful, but it is when I try to speak, when I try to express what I feel at the time. “
Iconic: However, the duo was quickly joined by Marianne, played by Daisy, when she confessed to having stolen Connell’s silver chain
Instead of offering advice to Connell, however, the Hot Priest begins to talk about his complicated romance with Fleabag, played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
In the second series, Fleabag and the Hot Priest had a romance fueled by the chemistry that led them to bed. The actor became a “sex symbol” after demanding that she “kneel” in church before a passionate kiss.
The last episode ended with the Hot Priest telling Fleabag that he had decided to stick with his religious vows rather than pursue a romance with her.
Skillfully combining the two shows, the Hot Priest said to Connell, “I understand, I do. When it’s good, it feels so good. His kisses taste so sweet, it’s almost like being tested.
‘You stay awake at night wondering if this is a cosmic challenge with which you are overwhelmed. In order to admit sin. You think something so perfect, this right, how could it be a sin?
Starting on a tangent, the priest continues: “The most exquisite torture is that you have been led to believe in goodness itself. An illusion so perfectly cunning, that it could only have been invented by the devil and not by God!
Connell then interrupts the priest, to whom Marianne, on the other side of the confessional, intervenes: “Bless me my father because I have sinned”.
The typically fiery character insists, “I just want to let you know that I don’t really believe in the concept of sin, as it is the first time I have confessed. “
Irish heartbeat: Paul also went on Instagram after the scene was broadcast to share some behind-the-scenes shots of the socially distanced shoot
Amazing: He wrote, “Well, it happened! @daisyedgarjones and Andrew are absolute legends. In the hands of Lenny and @suziecine, what is life ❤️. Thanks to element and @emeraoshea. Please, please give x. ‘
However, she continues: “I stole something … I was angry with someone who hurt me and I took something that does not belong to me.
The priest encourages him to introduce himself, to which Marianne produces Connell’s silver chain and passes it.
Yet she ignores that Connell is sitting across from him, to which he exclaims, “It’s mine!
Connell and Marianne then start talking to each other as they both apologize for their actions while the priest finds himself trying to get their attention.
It ended with the trio singing Baby Can I Hold You Tonight by Boyzone.
Fusion! The crossover plunged fans into collapse as they gathered on Twitter to share their thoughts on the Comic Relief special
Paul also went to Instagram after the scene aired to share some behind-the-scenes shots of the socially distanced shoot.
He wrote, “Well, it happened! @daisyedgarjones and Andrew are absolute legends. In the hands of Lenny and @suziecine, what is life ❤️. Thanks to element and @emeraoshea. Please, please give x. ‘
The crossover plunged fans into collapse as they gathered on Twitter to share their thoughts on the Comic Relief special.
One person said, “#RTEComic Relief loved that the #NormalPeople sketch was just perfect. Just love Andrew Scott. Genius brought them together. Paul Mescal is a fabulous singer. ‘
Another user said: ‘Brillant !! Such a great crossover that worked! The singing was not too bad either! Impressive.’
Another follower commented, “This is the best! At one point, I expected Connel to say “kneel down” to Marianne hahaha omg!
While another account added, “It exceeded my expectations! I can’t get over it. Thank you for putting together my 2 favorite shows #RTEComic Relief #Fleabag #NormalPeople. ‘
However, that’s not all for the fans and another special clip called Normal Older People will also be broadcast during RTÉ Does Comic Relief in Ireland. He will imagine Connell and Marianne in 40 years.
Charity co-founder Richard Curtis delighted fans when he confirmed the news, which will picture the lives of the main characters decades in the future.
Speaking on Sunday of RTE Radio 1 with Miriam, he said: “There is a beautiful play called Normal Older People, which imagines what would have happened to Marianne and Connell in 40 years.
There is more! However, that’s not all for the fans and another special clip called Normal Older People will also be broadcast during RTÉ Does Comic Relief in Ireland. He will imagine Connell and Marianne in 40 years (still pictured)
“I promise you, these are two very special songs. It’s so much better than anything we’ve ever done.
“I mean I can’t even say everything because there is a guest star in it. But it’s really, it’s really beautiful.
“One of the things about Comic Relief is that it simply gives the possibility to things that would never happen.
“I can’t imagine a context in which they would have allowed this little kind of extra special in the world of normal people. “
Normal People follows Irish students Connell and Marianne (Daisy) as they navigate social and class dynamics from school to university. It is adapted from the hit novel by Sally Rooney of the same name.
Watch RTÉ doing Comic Relief tonight on RTÉ One. You can donate now at rte.ie/comicrelief and catch up RTÉ player.