After the latter opened up about their “Tortured Man Club” group chat on WhatsApp in May, they discussed the third member in their Sally Rooney extended universe, explaining in a conversation for Varietà Quello Andrew Scott “started the group.”
“He’s just on it every day. He’s just on it by himself,” said Mescal, 26, to which Alwyn, 31, scherzato, “Just messaging himself good mornings.”
Alwyn continued, “We were both in the Sally Rooney universe and crossed over with Lenny Abrahamson. We were so lucky to have that experience.”
Scott, 46, played the Hot Priest — a role he previously originated in Phoebe Waller-Bridge'S Fleabag — in the 2020 crossover Normal People Confessions directed by Abrahamson, 56, who also helmed both Rooney series.
Nel RTÉ Does Comic Relief breve, Mescal’s character Connell and Daisy Edgar Jones‘ Marianne open up about their relationship in confessionals with Hot Priest.
Alwyn previously discussed the Tortured Man Club in an interview with GQ, explaining that the name “è, suppongo, un reflection on Connell and Nick,” his role in Conversazioni con gli amici.
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Mescal previously told PEOPLE in September: “Of course the last thing that most people have seen is Gente normale,” explaining that preparing for his upcoming film Carmen was a challenge, in that he was “transitioning from playing somebody who was a teenager like in Gente normale to a man. You can throw on top of the dancing and singing and boxing…. It was a blast.”
Based on the famous opera, Mescal stars in the Benjamin Millepied-helmed musical as a former Marine suffering from PTSD. He stars opposite Melissa Barrara (Grido, In Alture) in the film that premieres in 2023.
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Gente normale e Conversazioni con gli amici are now streaming on Hulu. Fleabag can be streamed on Prime Video.