Paul Mescal says fans’ “entitlement” to his private life is “devastating”

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Paul Mescal is fed up with people being in his business.

The Maynooth native got candid in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, where he explained that while he understands his fans will expect to know certain things about him, sometimes it goes too far.

“If I’m going to make TV shows like Normal People, there’s going to be an appetite from the world” Paul recognised, adding that “Eighty per cent of that is palatable. And then 20% of it is devastating”.

The Aftersun actor went on to discuss the scrutiny that surrounds his romantic relationships. He said that he finds the desire to know intimate details about his private life “indecent”.

Pic: Brian McEvoy

This comes after plenty of speculation from fans over his previous engagement to singer Phoebe Bridgers, and his friendship with his Normal People co-star Daisy Edgar Jones.

“The stuff that hurts is the personal stuff. It’s nobody else’s business and should never be commented on because it’s indecent. And it’s unkind.”

Getting down to the root of how it affects him, Paul confessed that it makes him “angry”.

“It’s the entitlement to the information that people expect that just drives me f*cking mad.”

Pic: Instagram/Felicity Kay

This isn’t the first time that Paul has expressed frustration with the expectations from fans.

In an interview with Vanity Fair earlier this year, the actor shared that “The temptation still exists to be like, ‘shut the f*ck up. This is my life. This is what’s going on. Or this is what’s not going on.’”

He noted that he wants to keep his life private moving forward, acknowledging that its “a difficult thing to achieve…but giving strangers an answer about my life doesn’t actually help me.”

Big respect Paul. You’ve got this!

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