Paul Mescal Just Described GAA To His American Fans In The Best Way

Paul Mescal will always be a GAA player at heart!

 

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Paul Mescal might be one of the biggest actors around, getting recognised at Cannes Film Festival for his upcoming project Aftersun, and winning world wide praise for his performance in Normal People.

But despite all his success in the acting world, Paul is just a GAA player at heart.

Back in the day, he enjoyed plenty of success as a minor for Kildare, and hasn’t forgot his roots. While on the hit American chat show, Late Night with Seth Myers, to promote his new film, the 26-year-old got the chance to explain the game to an international audience.

And we think he did a pretty good, describing it as ‘pure chaos’…that’s pretty accurate.

Saying: “[It’s] chaos. Pure chaos, it’s basically just a mix between rugby and soccer but it’s just brutal.”

 

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Of course, he was quick to highlight the positives of the sport.

Explaining: “You represent your parish of where you come from and it’s non-professional, it’s very spirited.”

Plus the Kildare man also revealed why he gave up his GAA career, taking a break after a bad injury nearly got him in trouble while studying acting at the The Lir Academy.

As he told Seth: “I broke my nose and my jaw, I broke my jaw two days before starting my final year in drama school, so I was like ‘I’m probably going to give it a break’ for the last year.'”

“I found out that they don’t really go hand in hand. You can’t really act with a broken jaw.”

 

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But needing to explain how he ended up with a broken jaw and nose to his teachers, Paul panicked and ended up in a pretty hilarious lie.

“They say you’re not allowed to play any sport because it’s bad for like your body and stuff. And I was like ‘I’ll be fine,’ go in and face-to-face with my acting teacher, and they’re like “what’s wrong?”

To which he said: “‘Well, this is so weird, I got mugged at work,”‘

Considering how successful he is now, we have to imagine those teachers would forgive him!

 

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