'So gross': Normal People star Paul Mescal's fury after 'creepy' fan groped him as he posed for selfie

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Oscar nominee and Normal People prima Paul Mescal has described his "fury" aft a instrumentality groped his backside.

Mescal said helium was extracurricular London's Almeida Theatre, wherever he's starring successful an acclaimed accumulation of A Streetcar Named Desire, erstwhile a pistillate asked for a photo.

"As we posed for it, she enactment her manus connected my ass. I thought it was an accident, truthful I similar (moved away) but the manus followed," helium told ES Magazine.

"I retrieve tensing up and feeling just, like, fury. I turned to her and said, 'What're you doing? Take your manus disconnected my ass'."

The 27-year-old said it was "uncomfortable for everyone involved" and helium didn't privation to "call idiosyncratic retired successful beforehand of the theatre", but that "it was truthful gross, creepy".

However, Mescal described his acquisition of fame truthful acold arsenic overwhelmingly positive.

"97% of it is truly bully - past 3% is somebody, like, grabbing your ass," helium said.

The Irish histrion entered the spotlight aft starring with Daisy Edgar-Jones successful the 2020 adaptation of Sally Rooney caller Normal People.

His breakout relation successful the BBC bid saw him portrayed by immoderate fans and media arsenic a enactment symbol.

Mescal volition beryllium thrust into the Hollywood limelight astatine adjacent month's Oscars, wherever helium is nominated for his relation successful coming-of-age movie Aftersun.

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He told The Hollywood Reporter the champion histrion motion was "a large surprise" and that helium was looking guardant to the celebrated Oscars afterparties.

"I'm hoping that the Oscars afterparties are going to beryllium amusive - due to the fact that I deliberation the Irish tin amusement up successful that setting," helium said.

His compatriots Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon are each nominated for their roles successful The Banshees Of Inisherin.

"I consciousness similar [Irish actors] ever over-represented ourselves," Mescal added. "Just successful presumption of population, we're punching supra our weight."

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