‘Normal People’: Sally Rooney and Lenny Abrahamson Tease an Epic Romance on Hulu — Watch Trailer

Sally Rooney sees herself in both characters within her novel, “Normal People,” but don’t make her break it down further than that.“I feel my psychological state as a child remains a mystery to me now,” Rooney said during a TCA panel for the upcoming Hulu series.

“I don’t know why I am the way I am.”That’s what the writing is for, after all.“I felt, writing the book, that both characters were a projection of my point of view,” she said.

“They both embody aspects of my own psychology.

[…] The challenge of adapting this for the screen is that they both have introspective qualities.”To help with that challenge, Rooney turned to Oscar-nominated “Room” director Lenny Abrahamson, who helmed each episode of the 12-episode TV adaptation.

Joining Rooney on the panel, along with executive producer Ed Guiney and actors Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, Abrahamson

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