Paul Mescal made waves when he played Connell Waldron in BBC’s Normal People, gaining international acclaim. But while his performance won plenty of fans, it was Connell’s iconic silver chain that went viral.
Throughout the show his dons a small link silver chain, and fans went wild for the necklace. The chain has songs written about, as Workid dedicated a track to the piece. Along with its own Instagram page with 146 thousand followers.
So naturally, there was plenty of curiosity about where the chain ended up, and now we finally have answers. Opening up about the chain’s current location, Paul revealed what he did with the necklace when the show finished.
Sharing the incredibly sweet gesture, Paul shared how he gifted the chain to his friend and co-star Daisy Edgar-Jones.
Speaking with Today FM’s Dermot & Dave, the Kildare man shared: “The chain is with Daisy! I gave it to her as a wrap gift at the end.”
He and Daisy are incredibly close and recently reunited for a joint-Halloween costume.
Daisy dressed up as Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag, while Paul dressed up as his pal, Andrew Scott’s character in the BBC series, the Hot Priest.
The English actress casually dropped the picture on her Instagram Story this week and sent fans into meltdown.
She simply wrote: “Oh btw Paul and I did this for Halloween.”
The chain truly captivated audiences, something no one expected.
Costume Designer, Lorna Mugan told RTÉ we they included the chain in the show, and it certainly didn’t involved creating a cult-following for the piece of jewellery.
She explained: “The chain is in the novel, it’s one small line. Marianne notices it on Connell and remembers it as something she saw at school. We knew it was there, we didn’t think too much about it but Paul picked up on it straight away. After the first fitting, he said, ‘can I get that chain?’”
“So we quickly went out, got a selection of chains, he picked that and then he put it on and that was it. He had it on for rehearsals, for the shoot. We never saw it again, it was just on him. It was very important to Paul and looking back now, it does jump out a bit!”