It’s Paul Mescal‘s world and we’re just living in it.
The Normal People star is set to play a father in his upcoming film, Aftersun which will hit the cinemas later this year.
Aftersun sees Paul ditch his Kildare accent for a Scottish twang as he plays Calum, a doting father to his young daughter, Sophie.
The film is told from an adult Sophie’s perspective as she reminisces about a holiday she took with her father 20 years ago.
Memory burns. Watch the official trailer for AFTERSUN, the stunning and deeply affecting feature debut from filmmaker Charlotte Wells. Starring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio — only in theaters October 21 pic.twitter.com/9WgNPKVlMb
— A24 (@A24) September 27, 2022
The film debuted at Cannes earlier this year to incredible praise, even winning the coveted Jury Prize.
Paul was commended for his role in the film alongside newcomer, Frankie Corio who plays his young daughter.
Of course, this isn’t the only film the Maynooth man has coming out. He will star in God’s Creatures as a mysterious man on an isolated coast of Ireland, accused of terrible crimes that he convinces his mother he didn’t commit.
He will appear alongside Saoirse Ronan in an upcoming sci-fi flick called Foe. And he is currently working on a supernatural film with Andrew Scott called Strangers.
The man is booked and busy!
And he is inspiring others, with Australian actress Milly Alcock who made her international screen debut as the lead character in Game of Throne spin-off House of the Dragon, revealing that she wanted to model her career off Paul’s.
“I want to do a move that he made. I want a long career, I want to be clever about it,” she told NYLON in a recent interview.
Aftersun will premiere in Irish cinemas on November 18th