Jon Favreau in a tuxedo attending a film premiere
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Jon Favreau Is Happy To Contribute To Pedro Pascal Fever
Pedro Pascal has experienced a slow and steady journey to stardom, beginning with some TV appearances before rising to prominence thanks to his performances as Prince Oberyn Martell in Season 4 of “Game of Thrones.” The actor has had a meteoric rise in popularity in recent years, an accomplishment in which “The Mandalorian” creator Jon Favreau was happy to have been involved.
Favreau was asked about Pascal at “The Mandalorian” Season 3 premiere, where the filmmaker shared, “We just hired him because we were fans of his work [in] ‘Narcos’ and ‘Game of Thrones. He’s been at it for a while, and what we really liked about him was that he was a journeyman actor who always did a great part. He really picked great projects to be a part of, he always stood out.”
He continued, “We knew that he could ground and add humanity to a character that was otherwise a mask, somebody that we knew you wouldn’t see his face, and if and when you did that, it had to mean something. He had to deliver a lot in a few moments.” While Favreau couldn’t have anticipated Pascal’s rise in popularity, he shared, “I’m glad that we’re able to be a part of that.”