LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 09: Pedro Pascal arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere Of HBO's "The Last Of Us" at Regency Village Theatre on January 09, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)
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The Clickers In The
Last Of Us Were 'Too Practical' For Pedro Pascal
In Episode 2 of HBO’s “The Last of Us,” the fungi-infested monsters have been translated to live-action in stunning fashion, conveying one of the most terrifying aspects of the video game without mincing details. In an interview, Pedro Pascal discussed the practical nature of the clickers on "The Last of Us," revealing that they were a bit too realistic for him.
Pascal remarked: "It was very practical. It was too practical. Yeah. I didn't — I knew that they were gonna pull something really brilliant out of the hat as far as that was concerned, but I didn't expect it to be as real looking on the day.” Judging from the production design thus far, the post-apocalyptic world has been re-created to the point where it is nearly indistinguishable from its digital counterpart.
The actor added: “And some things, sometimes, you know, the opportunity for everything to be at your disposal in that way, and to immerse you into the experience to shoot the story, but sometimes things are better left to the imagination. Because that was very disturbing.” Pascal's sentiments are well-founded — even his character, the hard-nosed Joel Miller, was intimidated by the deadly creatures.