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Cosy Co-stars Paul Mescal cosies up to Dakota Johnson at The Lost Daughter premiere

The film, which is based on Elena Ferrante’s novel of the same name, is Mescal’s big screen debut.


Dakota Johnson and Paul Mescal

Dakota Johnson and Paul Mescal

Dakota Johnson and Paul Mescal

Paul Mescal rubbed shoulders with Hollywood star Dakota Johnson at the premiere of their film The Lost Daughter on Wednesday.

The Normal People actor and 50 Shades of Grey star launched their movie at the New York Film Festival and attended a star-studded afterparty at Altro Paradiso yesterday evening.

The film, which is based on Elena Ferrante’s 2006 novel of the same name, is Mescal’s big screen debut and received its world premiere earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival.

It tells the story of college professor who becomes obsessed with a woman and her young daughter while on vacation in Italy.

Dakota Johnson, who is best known for her role as Anastasia Steele in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, turned up at the premiere to reunite with her co-stars and photographs from the night show her looking cosy with Kildare native Paul.

The 31-year-old stunned in a black corset as she showed off her tiny waist and long legs in some leather slacks and a matching blazer.

She appeared to be in high spirits with Mescal, who kept things casual in a striped shirt as he held his arm around the Texan.

But it’s unlikely that things are heating up between the pair as Dakota has been dating Coldplay’s Chris Martin since 2017 and Paul is reportedly in a relationship with American singer Phoebe Bridgers.

At the afterparty, Paul was also pictured posing with Josh O’Connor, who later reunited with his The Crown co-star Olivia Colman.

The onscreen mother and son duo shared some drinks at the star-studded party in New York.

The Lost Daughter’s writer and director Maggie Gyllenhaal was also celebrating the premiere, alongside her actor brother Jake.

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