Natalie Portman and Paul Mescal Were Just Spotted Getting Flirty

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Do we smell a new romance in the air? Natalie Portman and Paul Mescal got the internet buzzing this morning when new photos emerged of the two sharing a smoke outside a London bar.

First released by the Daily Mail, the snaps (seen here) capture the Hollywood pair chatting outside of Bar 69 in Islington, where they each smoked a cigarette and seemed quite giggly. They matched in white short-sleeve tees, and Portman sported light-wash jeans and white Vejas. Mescal tucked his tee into wide-leg black slacks, which he belted and paired with black sneakers.

Yes, movie stars are allowed to platonically hang out, but fans quickly assumed this flirty session might mean something more, given that this is the second time the pair have been seen out together.

Let’s not forget that last year, the duo interviewed each other for a Variety “Actors on Actors” interview, where they seemed to immediately hit it off. Not to mention, Portman just finalized her divorce from Benjamin Millepied back in March and Mescal has not been linked to anyone since he and singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers ended their relationship sometime in late 2022.

Mescal showed his appreciation for Portman in the Variety interview, where he told the May December star: “If my drama school self knew that I would be talking to you, I would pinch myself many, many times.” Meanwhile, Portman sent the love back when she told the actor, “I remember seeing you in Normal People and just being like, ‘Oh my gosh, who is this talent?’”

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