A goalkeeper just couldn't help himself from stopping the goal that Paul Mescal's character Connell was supposed to score in in RTE drama Normal People.
The natural instinct of a goalkeeper to keep the net from bulging meant that the scene where actor Paul Mescal fired home a goal in Normal People had to be filmed three times.
Director Lenny Abrahamson shared the rushes from filming and in the first two takes the goalkeeper save Connell's effort before we finally see the take where the goal goes in.
You have to feel the goalkeeper's pain.
Pssst - some rushes from #normalpeople showing the 2 saves the goalie made (first one pretty spectacular) before the take where Connell scores. As some speculated, I may have had a quiet word with him in advance of the final, used take .... Very fine keeper, tho. pic.twitter.com/VOTOOCcItr— lenny abrahamson (@lennyabrahamson) May 18, 2020