The Paul Mescal rumour, explained.

While we have no clue if these rumours are actually true, Mescal does have a history of lying to get out of a bad date.

In February 2023, the actor confessed to lying to a girl on a first meeting so he’d have a good excuse to exit gracefully. 

“We were walking along some lovely canal in Amsterdam and it should have been very romantic, but it wasn’t,” he recalled when speaking to British Vogue

“There was a lot of silence and the only way for me in my head was to fake a phone call and pretend that my friend was in hospital. I got off the phone and I thought I’d given my greatest performance. 

“The first question she asks me was, ‘Were you acting?’ Eventually, I got her to believe me… I doubled down, I was like, ‘Why would I joke about that? My friend is in hospital’… I’m a bad person.” 

Alas, it seems unlikely he will ever confirm if his Irish exit strategy is actually real, but we can certainly hope not.

This article was published on December 27, 2023 and has since been updated with new information.

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