The Last of Us HBO | Pedro Pascal emphasizes the importance of his performance as Joel

Pedro Pascal, the interpreter of Joël in the series The Last of Us, will be eagerly awaited by fans on January 15th. On Sunday, the first episode of the adaptation will be released. The actor rightly returned to the importance of his performance in the skin of this emblematic character of the video game sphere and so appreciated by players.

Warning, this article contains a major spoiler related to The Last of Us Part I.

Pedro Pascal was interviewed by the American magazine Wired. In this exchange, the actor notably returned to his relationship with the series The Last of Us.

Pedro Pascal, photographed by Peter Yang for Wired magazine.

Before embodying Joel on the screen, Pascal specifies that he wanted above all to work with Craig Mazinshowrunner of the adaptation and director of the series Chernobyl. He specifies once again that the production recommended that he not not play games eponyms of Naughty Dog. But, you can imagine, the actor still hastened to discover them because he wanted to understand the origin of the game for himself. He admits to being really bad, which is not the case. of his nephew who according to him is ” fantastic “ in the field.

What did the actor bring to Joël?

Being an actor also means bringing that little something unique to your character. This feeling, pedro describes it as:

The funniest part – how much you can safely bring out the inner darkness and bring in things from your nightmares.

What the co-star of Bella Ramsey (Ellie), is that embodying a character allows you to push one’s limits. Of a rather calm and benevolent nature, the challenge for the actor is to play a man plagued by the loss of his daughter, violent and cold. He also reveals that he is afraid of violence and does not like pain. Whether psychological, emotional or physical. So, on paper, the actor’s profile is not really similar to that of Joel.

However, and since he confirms having ” beyond its limits “however, we can imagine that the actor was able to blend into his character in the best possible way during filming.

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Pedro Pascal is Joël in the series The Last of Us.

What does Pedro Pascal think of Joël? [spoiler]

At last, Pedro Pascal concluded this speech with the grief that threatens Joel. The loss of her daughter, Sarahplayed by the actress Nico Parkeris an event that will mark him throughout his life. pedro continues on the final decision of his character in the first opus, namely: the rescue ofEllie. Here he questions the love of a parent. A love almost irrational.

He modestly confides that, having no children, he stays away from this kind of relationship. The interviewer then asks him if he wants to become a dad. His answer : ” I do not know. »

At 47, Pedro Pascal is at the height of his career. We can’t wait to discover it alongside bella, her spiritual girl.

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