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Paul Mescal speculates on Connell's Normal People future

Paul Mescal speculates on Connell's Normal People future
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Paul Mescal shares his theory on what might happen to Connell and Marianne after the events of Normal People season one.

Normal People's Paul Mescal has suggested what the future may hold for his character on the show.

The 12-part series ended on a cliffhanger of sorts, with Mescal's Connell deciding to accept an offer of a literature course in New York and his on-off girlfriend Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) choosing to stay in Ireland.

A second season has yet to be confirmed, despite the show's huge worldwide success, but Mescal has his own theories on what may happen next for Connell and Marianne.

"My opinion kind of changes with the breeze in the sense that I think he goes to New York," he told a Hollywood Foreign Press podcast.

"I think Connell is not somebody who's particularly well-equipped to exist in New York, but I think that him being so drastically out of his comfort zone will allow him to really focus on his identity as a writer. I think he will, at some point, start to thrive in New York.

"I think there's probably room for another major relationship in his life, potentially not with her, and likewise with her.

"I think that they will cause a lot of hurt to their potential partners before they end up being back together, because fundamentally I believe that they will... see what's in front of them, and commit, and that's what I like. I don't think it would be an easy five to 10 years."

Mescal has been nominated for an Emmy Award for his part in the show.

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