Normal People’s India Mullen on insecurity, ambition and why actors can never stand still

The Irish actress to watch discusses the daily grind beneath the bright lights

India Mullen: ‘it’s such a superpower to ask for help’ Picture: Eoin Greally

In the 2020 juggernaut that was Normal People, all eyes may have been on Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, but Peggy, played by Irish actress India Mullen, stole a scene as the ice-white blonde who casually suggested a threesome with Marianne and Connell.

Mullen the actress seems a million miles away from that character; a timid and softly-spoken brunette. We’re talking via Zoom from her home in London and she’s remembering the time she got ...