Normal People Stars Confess Their Sins to Fleabag's Hot Priest in New Comedy Sketch for Charity
The sketch was created for RTE Does Comic Relief, a fundraiser benefiting those most in need in Ireland amid the coronavirus pandemic
Normal People, the romantic miniseries based on the popular novel by Sally Rooney, and Fleabag, the BBC comedy from Killing Eve creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, couldn’t be more different — but the worlds of the two TV shows recently collided in a new sketch video.
The video was created for RTE Does Comic Relief, a fundraiser benefiting those most in need in Ireland amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In the sketch, Connell from Normal People enters the confessional in a Catholic church, to find the priest from Fleabag, played by Andrew Scott, on the other side.
“I feel like I’m causing pain to the person that I love,” Connell reveals to the priest. “I’m just really torn. You know, the physical side of things is great, that’s always been so powerful. It's when I try to talk, you know, when I try to express what I’m feeling at the time that’s when things get confused.”
“I get it,” the priest, who is unnamed in Fleabag aside from his affectionate “Hot Priest” nickname, replies, to which an incredulous Connell says, “You do?”
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Following the speech, Connell’s on-off again girlfriend, Marianne appears on the other side of the confessional. A confusing — and hilarious — scene ensues, in which the priest is stuck between the two teens talking over each other.