It’s official: Normal People actor Paul Mescal is starring in “Scarlet,” the new music video from the legendary Rolling Stones.
The long-running rock band confirmed the news in a tweet, revealing that the video for their new single “Scarlet” will premiere Thursday with a special introduction from Mescal and frontman Sir Mick Jagger.
“Scarlet” is actually a new “old” song from the veteran band. It’s a never-heard-before outtake from their classic 1973 album Goats Head Soup, which is due to appear on the upcoming reissue version dropping September 4.
A clip from the video shows Mescal nursing a stiff drink and apparently slurring his words slightly, which might offer some kind of clue as to its storyline.
The official video for Scarlet featuring Paul Mescal will premiere this Thursday 7pm BST / 11am PST on the Rolling Stones YouTube Channel. Including a very special introduction from @mickjagger & @mescal_paul you won’t want to miss… set a reminder here: https://t.co/H2JWfmmIvV pic.twitter.com/DtgVVl3rSG
— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) August 3, 2020
Being cast in a Rolling Stones video caps a stellar summer for the Irish actor, who has just received a Primetime Emmy nomination for his performance as popular and whip smart Irish university student Connell Waldron in the BBC/Hulu miniseries Normal People.
After several news outlet erroneously referred to Mescal as British in their coverage of the Primetime Emmy nominations, Mescal tweeted matter-of-factly to remind people of where he actually hails from.
— Paul Mescal (@mescal_paul) July 29, 2020
We recently rounded up 10 things you might not know about the charismatic rising star, which you can check out here.
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