Pedro Pascal plays the emotionally unavailable smuggler turned surrogate father Joel Miller in HBOs The last of us series, and after years of playing father figures, it looks like the actor is ready to really become a dad as part of his brand.
Pascal, who recently appeared at the premiere of HBO’s TV adaptation of Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic game, was part of an interview with Entertainment tonight earlier this week. In the interview, the actor got a edited tweet by user @merrinluvrcalling him their “cool slut dad.”
After reading the tweet, Pascal confirmed that this is actually true. He’s a “cool, slutty daddy” to all of us.
Pascal has taken on several fatherly roles in his time as an actor. Joel, of course, comes first with everyone The last of us just started airing on HBO this week. But the actor is also known for playing father figures on shows like The Mandalorianin which he loves and protects a little Yoda gremlin, and Game of Thrones in which he played Oberyn Martell who, I mean, at least had a lot of kids. But in the past year or so, the actor has really been playing the daddy brand, and I’m personally for it.
In a test interview with a lie detector Vanity FairPascal was asked who the “greater father” was between him and Moon Knight star Oscar Isaac. He said he was the “bigger father” and noted that he is older than Isaac, but also admitted that Isaac is a real father, which he is not.
While this is all fun, Pascal also talked about the prospect of real fatherhood and why he loves playing dads in an interview with Wired. Pascal told the outlet that he doesn’t know if he wants kids, but he likes “imagining” fatherhood in roles like Joel. So it’s exactly as he says Vanity Fair“daddy is a state of mind,” and with Joel, it seems like he’s just reaffirming himself as the father figure the internet never had.
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