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31st Aug 2020

Paul Mescal says any Emmy recognition should be shared with co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones

He also said that he is considering wearing his iconic jacket/O’Neill’s shorts combo on the day.

Paul Mescal has said that any Emmy recognition he receives should be shared with his Normal People co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Mescal starred opposite Edgar-Jones in the series that took the world by storm earlier this year.

The Kildare man was rewarded for his efforts with an Emmy nomination, where he comes up against names like Hugh Jackman, Jeremy Irons and Mark Ruffalo.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mescal said that he is considering wearing his now iconic sports jacket/white GAA shorts to the ceremony.

He said: “As far as I know, it’s live. But it’s going to be very early in the morning and the dress code is, ‘come as you are, but make an effort.’ Seems pretty vague…

“I’m going to come as I am and I’m going to make an effort. Ha! I actually don’t know what the exact time is, but I’m really looking forward to it, regardless of whether it’s virtual or not. It’s my first Emmys and something I’m pretty proud of.

“I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered it (wearing the GAA shorts). But it might have to be a little more formal than that, unless it’s a proper designer jacket, but who knows.”

Speaking about his co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones, Mescal said:” I think it goes without saying that the show depends on both of us, so any recognition for either of the individuals is for both of us. And I have no doubt that if the shoe was on the other foot, which it so easily could have been, she would do the exact same thing for me.”

Earlier on Friday, it emerged that Mescal is due to star in a new series created by Derry Girls’ Lisa McGee that will air on Virgin Media next month.