Pedro Pascal stars with Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and it certainly had an impact on him.
Pedro Pascal has had quite a career in recent years. After more than 20 years of playing small roles, Pascal has carved out an impressive list of film and television roles since starring as The iron Throne‘ the unfortunate Oberyn Martell who includes the title role of Disney+ star wars series The Mandalorian and the upcoming adaptation of the video game The last of us. Now he stars with Nicolas Cage in the bizarre, over-the-top comedy The unbearable weight of massive talentand it seems playing alongside the sometimes heavily criticized actor has given Pascal a new perspective on his acting career.
Pascal recently appeared on BroBible Post-Credit Podcast, and discussed what it was like working with Cage on the film. According to Pascal, Cage has been one of his movie idols for some time and working with him has given him a new passion for his own acting work. He said:
“There was almost something about, I don’t know, waking up the things you care about and why you got into it in the first place, because he always challenges himself, he’s super prepared, he proposes new ideas and, honestly, it was an incredible challenge to take on but most of all it was a very nice inspiration and a reminder of why I had this fantasy of starting and then studying and then working. about how he feels and how he deals with acting.
The unbearable weight of massive talent was one of the few movies to get a perfect rotten tomatoes score when reviews first started appearing on the site, and even now that the film is heading towards its general release this week, that rating is still at 95%. Although the movie is truly Nicolas Cage’s movie, many critics so far have been quick to praise Pascal’s performance as Javi, who ends up as a fellow traveler to the fictionalized version of Cage on himself.
Pedro Pascal will return as The Mandalorian later this year
In addition to appearing in an apocalyptic thriller The last of us on HBO Max next year, Pedro Pascal will again be seen as The Mandalorian on Disney+ when the popular star wars spin-off returns for a third season at the end of the year. Many say that his appearance in Boba Fett’s Book ended up saving this show from crashing in its final act, Pascal’s future in the star wars The universe seems to be as certain as anything can be in Hollywood these days.
The Mandalorian has become one of the top rated star wars projects of all time, and although Pascal’s face has only been seen on screen twice, his presence in the lead role and his character’s ongoing story with “Baby Yoda”, have created something something fans of the franchise new and old just can’t seem to get enough of. While The Mandalorian hasn’t aired its third season yet, it would be foolish to bet on not seeing more seasons to come in the future.
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