Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott have opened up about their onscreen romance for the ghostly gay film ‘All Of Us Strangers.’
Mescal and Scott talked to Entertainment Weekly to discuss about their “intimacy” for their critically acclaimed queer movie.
In the interview, Scott, 47, joked that they only knew of each other “a little bit” before the filming of ‘All of Us Strangers,’ but “not as well as we know each other now,” which alluded to the sex scenes that the two shot together.
“We know everything. The whole kit and caboodle!” he jested.
The two actors also quipped about their Irish heritage which helped them understand what director Andrew Haigh wanted to go for. Mescal, 27, said that being Irish meant expressing something the Irish people are still processing to this day. He claimed that he thinks the reason why Irish actors are good at acting about “stuff beneath the surface” is because they are “repressed.”
On the themes of intimacy which was strengthened by the two’s performance, Haigh added that he wanted to express the “feeling of connection” plus being “vulnerable” and then allowing oneself to “feel a bit freer and then tense up and be nervous and awkward and then let the sexuality of it override you. It’s all of those things.”
Haigh added that regardless of whether it is the first time with someone or in a long-term relationship, sex is bound to be complicated.