MX23RW : Tuesday, July 14 13:30:40| >> :600:5324787:5324787:

Paul Mescal: 'Connell's chain is more popular than me'

Paul Mescal: 'Connell's chain is more popular than me'
© BBC
Normal People's Paul Mescal admits that the increasing popularity of Connell's chain is "slightly terrifying".

Normal People star Paul Mescal has joked that his character Connell's iconic chain is becoming more popular than him.

The 24-year-old has been thrust into the limelight in the last few weeks due to the release of the Irish teen drama, which has now been requested more than 28 million times on BBC iPlayer.

Throughout the show, Connell is always seen wearing a simple silver chain - and fans are so taken with it that the chain now has its own Instagram account, which has racked up almost 100,000 followers.

Asked about the popularity of the chain, Mescal told Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1: "It's slightly terrifying. I'd be slightly embarrassed if the chain account took over my follower count. But it's probably going to happen at some time so I better just reconcile that fact, that the chain will always be more popular than I am.

"It was a couple of days after the show aired I saw like a little page started somewhere and now it's like this beast that's growing legs. I think it's just so funny because... it's a chain.

"I'm not going to abuse anybody who thinks chains are sexy but I wore chains and necklaces before and I definitely didn't get the attention that this chain is getting.

"So hopefully we're doing a good thing for chains all around the world and we'll see them getting the correct respect that they deserve. We've been sleeping on chains far too long in my opinion."

Twitter have also joined the chain bandwagon by introducing a new emoji, visible when posting the hashtag #ConnellsChain.

ID:399314:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.


Click here for more stories about Paul Mescal

Share this article now:
Paul Mescal in Normal People
Read Next:
Normal People star Paul Mescal used to "vibrate" with stage fright
>
Latest Entertainment Video
Did you know...?
Read more about Paul Mescal Entertainment

rhs 2.0
TV picks header

Tuesday, July 14


How's Your Head Hun?: BBC Three, from 6am
Final episode featuring guests RuPaul, Rylan Clark-Neal and a Strictly reunion

Love Island Australia: ITV2, 9pm
After six weeks, Australia crowns its winning couple in the season finale

The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: BBC Two, 8pm
New documentary series charting Rupert Murdoch's ascent to influential media mogul

Classic EastEnders: BBC One, 7.30pm
Walford's first ever gay Pride - and Ballum is born

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!