Fleabag’s “Hot Priest”, Andrew Scott, was visited by two very famous young adults at his confessional booth.
In a bid to raise money for RTE Does Comic Relief, Connell (Paul Mescal) and Marianne (Daisy Edgar Jones) from Normal People arrive seperatley at his church to confess their sins.
In the crossover of our dreams, Connell tells the priest: “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I’m in love, but it’s complicated,” — and for anyone who has seen the hit Irish series, it’s more than just a little bit.
Scott, whose character on Fleabag was considered the breakout role, knows exactly what Connell means — it was he, who started a dalliance with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character, fighting his heart and head, between love and his faith to God.
“I feel like I’m causing pain to the person that I love,” Connell continues.
“I’m just really torn. The physical side of things is great, that’s always been so powerful. It’s when I try to talk, when I try to express what I’m feeling at the time, that’s when things get confused,” he says.
“Hot priest” then opens up about his own love life, the parallels in both stories uncanny. “When it’s good it feels so good, her kisses just taste so sweet, it’s almost like being tested,” he tells the young adult.
“Something this perfect, this right, how could it be a sin?’”
Then, Marianne shows up to confess her own sins, and to us, it’s truly the ultimate sin — she has stolen Connell’s neck chain. How dare she!
The three-minute scene is true to each series, and as we have done while watching the phenomenon that is both shows, Scott’s character ends up in between Connell and Marianne, attempting to help articulate their feelings for one another.
Does he succeed? You’ll have to watch below.
WATCH: RTE Does Comic Relief Normal People and Fleabag.