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Actor Paul Mescal Stuns Twitter With Workout Video For 'Gladiator 2'

Actor Paul Mescal Stuns Twitter With Workout Video For 'Gladiator 2'

Paul Mescal.
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Watching the 'Normal People' actor lift weights made us thirsty!

If actor Paul Mescal has flown under your radar you are missing out!

While Mescal is best known for his breakout role in 2020’s Normal People, today he’s gone viral on “Gay Twitter” after a video of him working out surfaced.

In the short 23 second video, a shirtless Mescal does reps with hand weights while the camera circles around him showing off the stunning transformation to his body.

It appears the Irish actor is training for his upcoming role in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2, a followup to his Academy Awards Best Picture-winning blockbuster from 2000. Mescal is set to play Lucius, the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s Roman emperor Commodus in the historical drama.

Fans were salivating over the video commenting things like, “I didn't know how much i needed to wake up with a video of HIM training until today oh my god ?????”

Another commenter wrote, “OK, I fully support Ridley Scott making a sequel to Gladiator if Paul Mescal is gonna keep sharing videos of him getting in shape for it.”

It’s unclear where the original video came from, but people have tagged personal trainer Tim Blakeley @mediaphsyiques on Instagram as the source, although the original post is not on his page. Either way, we’re drooling over the video of the muscle-bound actor.

Gladiator 2 is currently filming in Malta where the 27-year-old was spotted by fans with co-star Pedro Pascal. The two posed for a photo together causing a stir on Twitter — apparently Mescal is good at that!

The pair will be starring alongside Denzel Washington, Connie Nielsen, Derek Jacobi and Joseph Quinn in the long-awaited sequel.

The clip of the Aftersun actor showing off his form in the gym isn't the first time his body has caused a stir. Fans have also taken to social media to post collages with photos of Mescal running in tiny shorts, showing off his amazing thighs.

We're looking forward to seeing Mescal show off his body in the Gladiator sequel, but the talented actor is also set to star director Oliver Hermanus’ queer love story, History of Sound. Considering how amazing he was playing an English sheep farmer in the gay love story God’s Own Country, we can't wait to see him in this one!

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.