The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal: Unmasked
Even as the season passes its midway point, The Mandalorian continues to gain momentum. Photos of The Child (Baby Yoda, Grogu), Ahsoka Tano, and Mando (himself) grace many a story or magazine.
However, rarer are photos of it’s titular character, unmasked.
But recently Chancellor Agard of EW.com caught up with Pedro Pascal, who spoke glowingly of the Disney+ show.
Baby (Yoda) Daddy
Pascal is unequivocal regarding his peculiar costar on the Star Wars serial.
“It is why I wanted to do this show,” said the actor of his work on The Mandalorian. “Selfishly, I knew [the Child, a.k.a. Baby Yoda] was likely to make people fall in love with the show.”
However, without The Mandalorian, and his dad-like approach to the little green alien, chances are good that the show wouldn’t be the same.
That said, the work is very different than what Pascal has encountered previously; much of his acting is done in post production or by not moving at all.
“I’m not even sure if I would be able to do it if it weren’t for the amount of direct experience that I’ve had with being on stage to understand how to posture yourself, how to physically frame yourself into something and to tell a story with a gesture, with a stance, or with very, very specific vocal intonation,” Pascal told EW.com.
But, when he is on set, he said he recently fanboy’d over Amy Sedaris, who played Peli Motto – mechanic to The Mandalorian.
“I followed [her] around like a puppy. [I was] like, ‘Hey again. I’m not leaving your side until you wrap,’ and she’s like, ‘Cool,’” Pascal says. “I love the Child — it really is adorable — and it is so fascinating to see it work, but somebody who makes you spit-laugh right into your helmet will always be my favorite thing.
Funny, our favorite thing is an amazing show that gets us up early every Friday morning!
But Agard’s story on EW.com is no joke. But sure to check out the full piece.
Unless noted, all photos are from EW.com.