It's official, Amelia Dimoldenberg and Paul Mescal can flirt about anything—even the 'Roman Empire'

This interview is now *our* Roman Empire...

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Amelia Dimoldenberg and Paul Mescal just reunited and if it's at all possible, their chemistry is even more electric than the first time around, even when discussing the Roman Empire.

In case you missed it (allow us to rectify that at once!), we first saw Amelia and Paul meet at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, where the pair delivered an interview that literally left fans blushing and kicking their feet. Now, the universe has blessed us with another flirty exchange at Gucci's Spring 2024 Milan Fashion Week show—with Amelia yet again asking the important questions, like: "How often do you think about the Roman Empire?"

And while this might seem like just a random, funny question, it's actually very apt, considering the actor's upcoming movie (*cough* Gladiator 2*cough*), which is literally about to become OUR Roman Empire...

Amelia Dimoldenberg and Paul Mescal's Roman Empire

As mentioned, the pair reconnected at Gucci's runway show at Milan Fashion Week, with Amelia Dimoldenberg armed with her trusty microphone and natural flirting skills, to ask Paul about how frequently his thoughts drift to the Romans. For those not clued in, it's a viral trend on TikTok where people ask the men in their lives how often they think about the time period and surprisingly, more often than not, it's a lot.

In response, Paul said: "I would say in the last six months, I've been thinking about the Roman Empire quite a bit but other than that..." He then added that his dad, on the other hand, thinks about it 'daily.' 

Now, we don't know what Mescal Senior's excuse is but Paul at least is preparing for his role in Gladiator 2—alongside OG Maximus himself, Russell Crowe and the likes of Pedro Pascal and Denzel Washington.

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Now, after that reveal, the conversation got all the more flirty, with Paul turning the question on Amelia, asking her what her 'version' is, to which she relatably said her 'stomach'.

"I feel like maybe it's how my stomach feels."

Paul then laughs as he replies: "How your stomach feels is your version of the Roman Empire?" 

To which Amelia responds: "I'm thinking about my stomach all the time," before at last asking: "So what's yours?" 

Paul then starts to think about his answer but before he can say it, Amelia jokes, saying: "You can't say me!", earning a 'Damn!' from Paul and that's all we get. So, we guess we'll never know what Paul's Roman Empire is, though we like to think he didn't have one after being told it couldn't be Amelia...

How fans reacted to Paul Mescal's Roman Empire

Of course, like with the first time Paul and Amelia went toe-to-toe, fans had a lot to say about their chemistry.

In fact, one fan simply commented: "Thank you, Amelia." Yeah, we feel that.

While another wrote: "PLEAEASEE DO A CHICKEN SHOP DATE!"

Others were blown away by just how 'smooth' Amelia's "You can't say me," line was (seriously, we all need to take notes),  while the irony that he—and Paul's mullet, in general—literally is most people's Roman Empire, was not lost, with one writing: "Paul Mescal is my Roman Empire."

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.