Falling in love, Ambien and Morning Surprise, Pedro Pascal Tells a Dreamy Story About How He Got “The Last of Us”


“Dad is a state of mind.” Pedro Pascal would certainly agree with this statement. The 47-year-old Chilean-American actor has played his father’s roles in a variety of projects throughout his nearly three-decade career in cinema and acting, and it seems that he continues to enjoy the role of a screen daddy for many children. The Mandalorian actor hit the headlines thanks to his exciting performance in the HBO series “The Last of Us.”

He plays an emotionally unavailable dad in a project adapted to a video game. But his path to the role is not so heartless. Rather, it is one of the most touching and exciting journeys that you can meet. So here are all the details you need to know about the biggest casting of the “Game of Thrones” star of the year. Well, at least he doesn’t have many kids in the video game adaptation.

Pedro Pascal on how to get the role of a father in the HBO game adaptation of “One of Us”

Pascal recently appeared on The Tonight Show. After a lot of talking about his career and how he became a big star, Jimmy Fallon immediately moved on to Pascal’s recent endeavor. Well, a man knows his job for sure. When he asked how the role in the HBO series appeared, the 47-year-old actor replied: “It was a really strange circumstance.” He further said that during a conversation with the creator of Chernobyl, Craig Mazin, they “fell in love with each other.” (with an idea, of course).

It is noteworthy that after talking with the creator of the video game, he had to take Ambien, a medicine for sudden insomnia, to calm his obvious anticipation and excitement. And in the morning, the first thing he thought about was a big question, of course. As soon as the “Mandalorian” actor checked his phone, he had already received good news. He was definitely the man for the job! Will you ask his reaction? “Oh, yes! I got a job.” he imitated the “Evening Show” with great enthusiasm. You can watch the entire episode here.

The Last of Us debuted on January 15 only on HBO Max. What do you think of Pedro Pascal flaunting his estranged role as a smuggler-turned-father? Let us know in the comments below.


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