He found instant fame with his lead role in the hit BBC drama Normal People.
And Paul Mescal has been tipped for a succesful singing career by his close pal, musician Dermot Kennedy.
The singer-songwriter, 28, told The Sun that fellow Irishman Paul, 24, has an ‘incredible’ voice and he believes the actor could do anything he set his mind to.
New career? Paul Mesca, 24, has been tipped for a succesful singing career by his close pal, musician Dermot Kennedy, 28
Dermot was impressed by Paul when they teamed up to perform a duet of his song Giants at London’s Natural History Museum last month.
He said: ‘His voice is incredible. He’s never done that before in his life, that’s the most admirable thing.
‘Even knowing how to sing into a microphone is something you learn over time. The fact that he went for it is so cool.
‘I feel that guy can do anything. He’s not in a rush to do a music career right now but I’d love to be a moving part in someone else’s grand dream.’
Talented: Dermot told The Sun that fellow Irishman Paul has an ‘incredible’ voice and he believes the actor could do anything he set his mind to (pictured in July 2020)
Paul and Dermot became friends earlier this year when the singer contacted the TV star to congratulate him on his success with Normal People.
The hitmaker explained that he sent Paul a message to see how he was doing at a time when the world was ‘losing their minds over him’.
It comes after Paul is believed to have fallen for US singer Phoebe Bridgers after bonding over an Instagram Live.
The actor did a vodcast with the indie rocker, 25, in May, and the pair have been talking ever since.
After their broadcast finished, the pair stayed chatting and having drinks with each other, according to The Mirror.
Dermot said: ‘His voice is incredible. He’s never done that before in his life, that’s the most admirable thing’ (pictured in July 2020)
Paul then invited the musician to Kinsale, Co Cork, where they enjoyed a number of tequila slammers together.
A source said: ‘Paul invited pals and they played wild drinking games.
‘They’re both smitten. His membership on the celeb dating site Raya is a smokescreen to cover up that they’re secretly an item.’
During their Instagram Live, Paul also admitted: ‘I think it’s well documented that I love your music.’
Phoebe then replied: ‘Well, that makes me blush.’
Admirer: It comes after Paul is believed to have fallen for US singer Phoebe Bridgers after bonding over an Instagram Live (pictured in November 2019)
In June, the pair were spotted enjoying a cosy breakfast together at an Irish cafe during her stay.
The Lemon Leaf Cafe tweeted about to thank the pair for eating at their establishment, with the move sending fans wild at the possibility of the duo dating.
The Lemon Leaf Cafe tweeted: ‘Fan- Tas- Tic day thanks to @mescal_paul and @phoebe_bridgers for calling to our café this morning for breakfast. Such amazing talented young people.’
Conversations with friends: The pair took part in a 25-minute Instagram live together in which Phoebe interviewed him for a fashion magazine
A-based indie rock singer Phoebe told NME magazine in May that she thought Paul was a ‘cute boy’ after becoming a fan of his after watching Normal People.
She went on to follow him on Instagram, with Paul quickly returning the favour.
‘I got a little pitter-patter in my heart when I saw’, she explained.
Big fan: LA-based indie rock singer Phoebe told NME magazine in May that she thought Paul was a ‘cute boy’ after becoming a fan of his after watching Normal People