We need to talk about Lily James’ incredible transformation into Pamela Anderson
We need to talk about Lily James’ incredible transformation into Pamela Anderson

Jennifer McShane

Locking lifting: We are getting out, so why aren’t we happier?
Locking lifting: We are getting out, so why aren’t we happier?

Louise Slyth

‘Covid restrictions prevented us from sharing the birth of our first child’
‘Covid restrictions prevented us from sharing the birth of our first child’

Justine King

It’s no wonder young women are vaccine hesitant, we have been consistently marginalised by modern medicine
It’s no wonder young women are vaccine hesitant, we have been consistently marginalised by modern...

Lynn Enright

A ‘Bennifer’ reunion? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck holiday together 17 years after split
A ‘Bennifer’ reunion? Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck holiday together 17 years after split

Jennifer McShane

Inside the secret world of Ireland’s kink, BDSM and swinging scene
Inside the secret world of Ireland’s kink, BDSM and swinging scene

Sophie White

The trending cuts and colours to know for your long-awaited hair appointment
The trending cuts and colours to know for your long-awaited hair appointment

Holly O'Neill

Image / Editorial

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones reveal their most embarrassing moment on the set of Normal People


by Megan Burns
14th May 2020
blank

With so many intimate scenes in the hit TV show, there was bound to be a few awkward moments. 


Actors Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have said they are pretty tough to embarrass after the number of sex scenes they had to film together in the adaption of Sally Rooney’s Normal People. However, there was one moment that had them both “cackling” with embarrassment, with Edgar-Jones saying “that was the most embarrassed I think I’ve ever been”.

Speaking on The Late Late Show with James Cordon last night, the pair told the story of a day they were filming and they had to be covered in fake sweat for a scene. “Me and Daisy had to flip positions,” Paul explained, “but because our bodies were in quite close proximity, when we turned it made this massive fart noise.”

Mescal says this noise was “aggressively loud”, so naturally the two started laughing uncontrollably. “Me and Daisy started cackling, but the funniest part of it was that the crew were all being so diligent, and they’re like, ‘ok, Paul or Daisy have farted here, but we’re not going to laugh.'” Paul goes on to say they had to explain that it was their skin rubbing to the crew.

Daisy Edgar-Jones agrees that after that incident, as well as the numerous other intimate scenes they filmed together, “Paul and I now have no embarrassment threshold, there’s just one that does not exist at all, because I think once you’ve gone through that together, you can kind of do anything.”

The talented duo also showed they can make anything intense and full of lust by reading the lines of a clip of chef Guy Fieri learning how to make a hot mushroom sandwich. Never has the phrase, “Pour this hot brine over the celery and the onions” seemed so charged.


Read more: WATCH: These videos of Paul Mescal will fill the Normal People-shaped hole in your life

Read more: 9 binge-worthy TV shows MADE for re-watching during the pandemic

Read more: 40 books to read before you’re 40

Also Read

Keith-_-Tara_130_Web Shantanu Starick painting kitchen cabinets
EDITORIAL
How to limit drips and brush strokes while painting kitchen cabinets

Painting kitchen cabinets can be transformative and can be achieved relatively low-cost,...

By Amanda Kavanagh

blank
EDITORIAL
Laura Whitmore’s baby name retaliation is about so much more than double standards

The Love Island presenter has divided social media after she...

By Amanda Cassidy

Women with MS who take medication, especially immunosuppressants, cannot become pregnant unless they come off medication.
premium HEALTH & WELLNESS, REAL-LIFE STORIES
I had to weigh up the possibility of losing my mind against losing my future children

Holograms of the children she may never have dance across Dearbhla Crosses' mind as an MS diagnosis and Covid-19 are unwelcome reminders of her biological clock ticking.

By Dearbhla Crosse

blank
EDITORIAL
‘We went to the zoo today – and life felt deliciously normal’

What’s seldom is truly wonderful, writes Amanda Cassidy Dublin Zoo...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
TV presenter Kate Garraway’s husband ‘may never ‘have any kind of life’ after Covid battle

By Jennifer McShane

blank
EDITORIAL
Is marketplace feminism stealing the limelight from real female-driven issues?

‘Femertising’ is big business. Brands are increasingly taking advantage of...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
‘Social media’s obsession with filtering faces is a form of self-gaslighting’

By Amanda Cassidy