Paul Mescal, star of Normal People and international hottie, has won the TV BAFTA for Best Leading Actor and gave the greatest speech to co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones.
The 25-year-old actor won his first Best Actor prize for his portrayal of Connell Waldron in the successful adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, dedicated the trophy to Daisy, who portrays his on-screen love interest Marianne. her emotional video while paul getting the award watch below
“I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone at Hulu and the BBC,” Paul added, admitting he was “extremely apprehensive.” “I’d want to express my gratitude to the cast. Daisy is the finest scene partner and one of the greatest individuals I know, therefore I’d want to dedicate this to her.” Paul, speaking backstage, said: “It’s a role that has completely transformed my life and allowed me to continue doing what I love. I believe it struck a chord because it shows two characters that people can identify with and how they deal with life.”
Daisy also posted a video to her Instagram account praising BAFTA for her Best Leading Actress nomination and ‘her beautiful buddy Paul for his deserved triumph,’ as well as a video of her at home watching Paul take his award and sobbing. It’s too much for our hearts to bear.
She wrote: “I am ridiculously proud of our Normal People family, our amazing director Lenny Abrahamson, all the cast and crew and my lovely friend Paul Mescal for his deserved win, as you can see I was rather overcome with pride. This is the longest overdue in-person celebration ever but someday soon we shall drink and dance and laugh about how crazy the last two years have been and how lucky we are to know each other.”