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Hulu’s Normal People: Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in Conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s David Canfield

May 20, 2020

Boy meets girl—a story we’ve seen thousands of times, though never quite like this. Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have heated up screens as the stars of Hulu’s Normal People, the critically acclaimed limited-series adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel. They play Marianne and Connell, high-school classmates in small-town Ireland who come from drastically different backgrounds—he’s popular and working-class, she’s an outcast from a wealthy family—but connect, intimately and deeply, nonetheless. The series follows them over several years, as they move to Dublin for college, fall in and out of a romantic relationship, but always stay in love. Join the two breakout actors in conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s David Canfield as they discuss bringing a beloved book to life, why the series is already so resonant with viewers, and what it was like to film those steamy sex scenes.

Daisy Edgar-Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones trained with National Youth Theatre before landing her first role at the age of 17 as a series regular in the British Comedy-Drama Cold Feet

Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal trained at The Lir Academy, Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art …

David Canfield

David Canfield is a Staff Editor for Entertainment Weekly, where he oversees the magazine’s books section …

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