Pedro Pascal, known for his roles in The Last of Us and The Mandalorian, stopped by Hot Ones to willingly torture himself with some of the spiciest food he’s ever eaten and share some thoughts on his career and various roles. Eating some hot wings, the actor fought back tears as he opened up about playing the archetypal cold, unfeeling masculine as Joel in HBO’s adaptation of the popular video game franchise.
In response to host Sean Evans’s question about how Pascal balances “the noble traits that make a character like Joel heroic, against the weaker ones that make him human,” Pascal quipped: “You’re smart. I never thought of it that way. manner”. .”
Then, after thinking for a moment, Pascal added, “There’s a funny thing about a very restrained exterior that’s typical of these types of male archetypes. Don’t show your feelings, people will see that you’re weak, survival is key, don’t let no one in. Developing a human connection is not, at least in his mind, key to survival. But then, only to discover that he can’t live without it at all costs.”
And, of course, Pascal had a lot of great lines that just got mixed up in pain. “Has anyone ever projectile vomited during?” Pascual asked. “I’m learning where all my nerve endings are.”
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