Paul Mescal reveals shooting new show The Deceived was nerve-wracking experience

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Paul Mescal has revealed he was super nervous on the set of his latest tv show, The Deceived.

Telling a story of lies, murder and betrayal, the show, which stars Emmett Scanlan, Emily Reid, Catherine Walker and of course Paul too, will air in four one-hour parts on Virgin Media very soon.

It follows the life of an English student who falls in love with her married lecturer and returns to Ireland with him, only to find herself trapped in a world she could never have imagined.

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Jumping into this project straight after he finished up on Normal People, Paul reveals it was quite nerve-wracking.

“I had two days off after I wrapped filming on Normal People and then I started filming The Deceived. This is my second ever TV role.

“As for whether I was nervous? Totally. I don’t have enough experience to feel completely comfortable stepping onto set but everybody was so welcoming and kind on this show,” he said.

“The nerves were very much present when I stepped on set on my first day for The Deceived.

“But I’d be worried if that feeling wasn’t present because I don’t think nerves are necessarily a bad thing.”

The show was penned by Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee and her husband Tobias.

Lisa previously told VIP,  “It’s been about three years since we had the first idea. It’s really exciting to get to finally do it.

“We love those old films like Rebecca and Gaslight and we wanted to see a modern TV version of that. It was always our idea to do a long form version with a more modern twist on the classics.”


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