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Counter Culture / December 16, 2020

Paul Mescal is not a dancer

Counter Culture / December 16, 2020

Paul Mescal is not a dancer

Words: Dylan Murphy

The star of Normal People got out of his “comfort zone” in a new short film.

This year, it feels like everyone has tried to pick up something new. Whether that be baking banana bread or joining a zoom pilates class in the morning, it usually is a short-lived experience. The lead actor from 2020’s Normal People Paul Mescal decided to take up dance in a new short film for phone company Samsung.

It sees him leap about a room filled with mannequins in a pretty bizarre fashion. It was followed by a statement where he noted that he is “not a dancer”.

Hey, he said it not us.

Creatively named Lockdown it’s the result of three intense days filming in London.

Talking about the film he said, “Movement is something I loved doing at drama school and something that I’ve missed doing since entering the industry.”

It follows Paul’s feature in the new Phoebe Bridger’s video for ‘Saviour Complex‘.

Watch the video below: