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Paul Mescal celebrates his birthday at an Australian pub with his Carmen co-stars


EXCLUSIVE:Paul Mescal respects Australia’s covid-safe check-in requirements as he heads to a pub to celebrate his 24th birthday with his Carmen co-stars and director Benjamin Millepeid

Irish actor Paul Mescal has been Down Under since December as he continues to film his new movie Carmen.

And the Normal People star was seen heading to a Sydney pub over the weekend to seemingly celebrate his 24th birthday alongside co-stars Melissa Barrera, Rossy De Palma, and the film’s director Benjamin Millepeid. 

Paul and his castmates were seen adhering to New South Wales Health’s regulations by doing the required covid-safe check-ins on their phones, before entering The Rose Hotel in Chippendale. 

Birthday Boy: Carmen actor Paul Mescal blew out 24 candles on Monday and to celebrate his Birthday he headed to a Sydney pub to seemingly enjoy festivities alongside a few co-stars

Birthday Boy: Carmen actor Paul Mescal blew out 24 candles on Monday and to celebrate his Birthday he headed to a Sydney pub to seemingly enjoy festivities alongside a few co-stars

Paul donned black jeans, a white t-shirt and a black zip-up jacket for the special occasion.

He accessorised with black and white sneakers and a New York Yankees branded baseball cap. 

Meanwhile, his co-star Melissa Barrera opted for a casual double denim ensemble, with a white blouse. 

She wore her hair slicked back with a middle part, and accessories with large gold hoop earrings. 

Covid-safe cast! n the photographs, Paul and his cast-mates are featured adhering to New South Wales Health's regulations by entering covid-safe check-ins on their phones, before entering The RosIe Hotel in Chippendale

Covid-safe cast! n the photographs, Paul and his cast-mates are featured adhering to New South Wales Health’s regulations by entering covid-safe check-ins on their phones, before entering The RosIe Hotel in Chippendale

Double denim: Meanwhile, his co-star Melissa Barrera opted for a casual double denim ensemble, with a white blouse. She wore her hair slicked back with a middle part, and accessories with large gold hoop earrings

Double denim: Meanwhile, his co-star Melissa Barrera opted for a casual double denim ensemble, with a white blouse. She wore her hair slicked back with a middle part, and accessories with large gold hoop earrings

Since making his way to rural NSW to film the cinematic adaption of the popular Opera, Paul has had fans in an absolute frenzy. 

In January, local Twitter users and mega-fans began documenting their casual sightings of the 24-year-old in New South Wales.

On January 13, one Twitter user tweeted: ‘Hearing reports Paul Mescal has been spotted on Tinder in Sydney. if this is you, DM me!’

'I saw him at [Tamarama] beach the other day': Eagle-eyed fans claim to have spotted Paul at the beach, at their local Woolworths grocery store and crossing the road in Redfern

‘I saw him at [Tamarama] beach the other day’: Eagle-eyed fans claim to have spotted Paul at the beach, at their local Woolworths grocery store and crossing the road in Redfern

Coming in hot? While it's unlikely the actor would be using dating app, Tinder, other responses to the Tweet gave a potential insight into Paul's new 'normal' life in Australia

Coming in hot? While it’s unlikely the actor would be using dating app, Tinder, other responses to the Tweet gave a potential insight into Paul’s new ‘normal’ life in Australia

While it’s unlikely the actor would be using the dating app, other responses to the Tweet gave a potential insight into Paul’s new ‘normal’ life in Australia.

'I saw him at my local Woolies': It's unclear how many, if any, of the star spottings are genuine

‘I saw him at my local Woolies’: It’s unclear how many, if any, of the star spottings are genuine

‘My girlfriend nearly hit him with car in Redfern this morning!!!’ one fan claimed.

Another said they had spotted him doing his groceries: ‘I saw him at my local Woolies, checking all of the eggs to make sure he got “a perfect dozen”.’

‘I saw him at [Tamarama] beach the other day. Reacted as calmly as you would imagine,’ one super-fan joked, adding she grabbed her friend’s arm ‘so hard I nearly removed it from her shoulder’.  

Another user joked ‘there’s like 15 Paul Mescal’s at Coogee Beach everyday’ referring to the large Irish expat community in the area. 

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Paul Mescal’s management for comment. 

Star on rise: Paul's career has gone from strength to strength since debuting as Connell Waldron in Normal People in April last year. Pictured with co-star Daisy Edgar Jones

Star on rise: Paul’s career has gone from strength to strength since debuting as Connell Waldron in Normal People in April last year. Pictured with co-star Daisy Edgar Jones

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