Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones raised £ 3,000 for charity after competing in a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game.
The actor, 24, beat his co-star, 21, in the virtual race after taking first place in three of the four races during the Grand Prix round.
The duo played for the benefit of the Calm Zone charity as they sought to raise money and awareness for the organization during Mental Health Week.
Game on! Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones raised £ 3,000 for charity after competing in a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe game
Fans of the show were thrilled to see the two stars back together and joked that watching the interaction on Instagram Live “ was actually like watching series two. ”
Many viewers also noted the technical issues the couple encountered while playing the game, which they said added to the hilariousness of the video.
A fan said, ‘Watching @mescal_paul and @DaisyEdgarJones and they can hear and not hear each other while playing Mario Kart is basically Normal People series two. #Normal people.’
Another said: “Daisy and Paul loved the Mario Kart session for such a great charity. @theCALMzone. The connectivity issues added to the fun and helped my recovery from the end of #NormalPeople ‘
Let’s Race: The actor, 24, managed to beat his co-star, 21, in the virtual race after taking first place in three of the four races during the Grand Prix lap
Charity: The duo played in aid of the Calm Zone charity as they sought to raise money and awareness for the organization during Mental Health week
Another commented on Paul’s heartthrob status, saying, ‘@mescal_paul ruining lives out there. Even play Mario Kart. Please.’
A fourth person simply said, “Watching @mescal_paul and @DaisyEdgrJones playing Mario Kart live on Instagram brought me so much joy!”
One person said of how much money they managed to raise: ‘@DaisyEdgarJones and @mescal_paul raised over £ 3000 to play Mario Kart for @theCalmzone! Congratulations and thank you for this great moment. ‘
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) leads a movement against suicide, the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day, according to the charity’s website.
Daisy and Paul joined numerous other celebs, including Joe Sugg, Iain Stirling and Seann Walsh, who participated in helping raise money for charity.
Reunited: fans of the show were overjoyed to see the two stars back together and joked that watching interacting with them on Instagram Live ‘was actually like watching series two’
Ha! Many viewers also noted the technical issues the pair ran into while playing the game, which they said added to the hilariousness of the video
Earlier this week, Paul couldn’t quite believe it when West End mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber, 72, tweeted him on Sunday.
Andrew had discovered that Paul appeared in a school production of his theatrical performance The Phantom Of The Opera in 2012 at the age of 16.
He wrote, “Hi Paul! I heard you’re part of the Phantom alumni, fancy a sing-along? – ALW. ‘
“OMG is this really?” Paul went wild when Andrew Lloyd Webber discovered he appeared in Phantom Of The Opera at school at the age of 16
Well-known name: Paul has become famous for starring together with Daisy in the BBC adaptation of Normal People
Paul delightedly wrote back: ‘OMG is this real’ with a heart-eyed emoji.
21.8 million people have apparently seen Paul along with co-star Daisy in Normal People.
The couple shines as lovers from two different sides of the songs who share a deep and inescapable love for each other.
Shock: He couldn’t believe it when West End mogul Andrew Lloyd Webber sent him a message
What a lungs: Paul showed his singing skills in the 2012 school production
Paul was recently baffled when James Corden revealed on Twitter that normal people ‘changed my life’.
Paul retweeted the presenter’s post and wrote ‘WTF IS HAPPENING’ as he struggled to record his nocturnal fame.
The Late Late Show host had taken to Twitter to receive praise for the teen sex drama everyone was talking about.
Iconic: The Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (photo)
In a passionate post, alongside a trailer for the show, James wrote, ‘Underestimating the impact of Normal People on @hulu has taken me for a moment.
“I really think it changed my life. It’s the best show I’ve seen in so long. ‘
He went on to praise Paul and co-star Daisy Edgar Jones, who plays his love interest Marianne Sheridan, continued: ‘@DaisyEdgarJones and @mescal_paul are extraordinary. It’s all extraordinary x. ‘
There they are! Paul and Daisy recreated their incredible chemistry on The Late Late Show last week when James Corden put them to the test
Challenge: James asked them to recreate random scenes from TV shows with all the ‘lust and intoxicating desires’ like Connell and Marianne have for each other
Overwhelmed with praise from James, Paul retweeted the message alongside the caption, “WTF IS HAPPENING,” clearly amazed at the level of fame he achieved.
He also responded to the tweets themselves and wrote, “Wow! Thank you very much!’
While Daisy also replied saying, “That’s so kind, thanks !!!!!”
A few days later, they both appeared on The Late Late Show, where James led them to play random TV clips as their characters Marianne and Connell.
Appreciation post: James had taken to Twitter a few days before to praise the teen sex drama everyone was talking about