Regular Folks and Aftersun star Paul Mescal says folks have been saying his surname improper since he turned well-known.
The Irish actor, who was lately nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of a single dad in 2022 breakout movie Aftersun, was chatting with The Hollywood Reporter when he mentioned a typical mispronunciation of his surname.
“Folks get confused with pronounce my identify due to the drink Mezcal,” he mentioned, revealing that he pronounces it with a softer ‘s’ and ‘a’.
“Everyone does it,” he added. “I pronounce it ‘Mescal’ and I ponder if I launched a tequila line I must, I’d name it ‘Mescal’s Mezcal’.
“I’m on the fence, I’m on the fence about that one,” he added.
In a four-star evaluation of Aftersun, NME wrote: “Liable to extend the cult round Mescal, following his BAFTA-winning flip in Regular Folks, Aftersun could also be small in scale, but it surely leaves a definite and lasting impression. No query, it’s the perfect British film this yr.”
Mescal’s fellow nominees within the Finest Actor class on the 2023 Oscars embody Austin Butler (Elvis), Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Colin Farrell (The Banshees Of Inisherin) and Invoice Nighy (Residing).
Elsewhere, Mescal is reportedly set to star in Ridley Scott’s upcoming Gladiator sequel as Lucius, the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s villain Commodus.
The actor additionally lately revealed he’s holding his relationship standing “personal” following his rumoured cut up from Phoebe Bridgers.
“When Regular Folks got here out, I used to be very forthright in interviews, and it didn’t really serve me,” he mentioned. “However the temptation nonetheless exists to be like: ‘Shut the fuck up. That is my life. That is what’s happening. Or that is what’s not happening.’”
He continued: “However transferring ahead as a lot as I can, that’s going to be my life that’s personal. That’s a tough factor to attain.
“However giving strangers a solution about my life doesn’t really assist me. It’s like a fast increase of serotonin, being like: “I’ve mentioned what I must say.’ After which it’s simply Twitter fodder.”