Paul Mescal Recalls He Had to Kiss Dakota Johnson in His Very First Scene in a Movie: ‘I Fucked Myself’

Paul Mescal has been contemplating shooting his very first movie scene in which he happens to kiss Dakota Johnson.

That normal people The actor’s first film role came in 2021 in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughterstarring Mescal, Johnson and Olivia Coleman.

reuniting with Johnson for one interview magazine feature, Mescal recalled being scared before the moment came to kiss her.

“For anyone who was interested, I screwed myself. it was in The Lost Daughter, and for some reason the first scene we had to do was me kissing you. I was like, ‘What the hell is going on?'” he said.

“I think I’d be okay with that happening to me now,” Mescal continued. “But I think kissing someone on your first day at work, let alone your first damn job, let alone it’s Dakota Johnson, you’re like, ‘Okay, great.’

“But you could tell I was nervous and you were exceptionally disarming and kind. Actually, I think it brought us closer that way. I would have hated you otherwise, to be honest.”

Dakota Johnson and Paul Mescal

(Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)

In the Netflix film, Mescal plays Will, a beach bar employee who is having an affair with Johnson’s Nina – the wife of a suggested gangster.

Cheers to the success of his round as Connell Waldron in the smash hit normal people TV adaptation Mescal has since starred in a number of indie films, earning praise for his performances.

He next stars in Charlotte Wells’ After sun as a young father coping with loneliness and his mental health while taking his daughter on vacation.

After sun will be released in the US on October 21 by A24 and in the UK on November 18 by Mubi. Paul Mescal Recalls He Had to Kiss Dakota Johnson in His Very First Scene in a Movie: ‘I Fucked Myself’


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