Pedro Pascal is a remarkably busy individual who currently finds himself deeply immersed in a multitude of pursuits. Among these endeavours, he takes great pleasure in transporting valuable cargo across diverse terrains, and often times its living cargo.
However, given his jam-packed schedule, time is his most precious commodity, making it seemingly impossible for him to exist simultaneously in two separate locations—or does it?
Finally, the enigma that has been the subject of fervent online debates has been definitively resolved by the man himself. Pedro Pascal confirms that his involvement in the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, primarily revolves around the art of voiceover acting.
During a roundtable discussion for the Drama Actor Roundtable series conducted by The Hollywood Reporter, Pascal was asked if it was true that he doesn’t always have to be present when The Mandalorian was shooting, and he explained that “For a lot of it,” he just provides the voiceover. Brendan Wayne plays Din Djarin on set (Lateef Crowder performs the stunts for the character while wearing the suit), and Pascal even described his acting as “better,” before expanding on the reasons for his absence from the physical sets.
“There was an extended amount of experimentation, being in the suit for a lot of it, and frankly, my body wasn’t up for the task as far as, like, the four months of it. But I was in it. I was in it a significant amount, an elastic amount. But now we’ve figured it out, which is super cool, and amazingly, it gave me the opportunity to be able to go and do something else.”
Pascal expressed his admiration for Wayne’s exceptional performance, emphasizing its greatness. During his reflections on the show, he revealed that there was never a moment while watching the episodes where he felt inclined to alter any aspect of the character’s actions or interactions within the scene’s surroundings. Naturally, Pascal has graced the screen as Din Djarin in memorable instances where the removal of his helmet was necessary to convey emotional depth or advance the narrative.
However, due to his simultaneous filming commitments for The Last of Us and the third season of The Mandalorian, Din Djarin’s character does not remove his helmet at all throughout the show. This absence of helmet removal served as another clear indication that Pascal was occupied with other ventures, a fact he acknowledged during the interview. By being part of The Mandalorian, Pascal can participate in an enjoyable project while also pursuing additional undertakings. Moreover, his association with the series enhances its reputation, resulting in a mutually beneficial situation.
Furthermore, the concept of one individual physically portraying a character while another lends their voice is not foreign to the Star Wars universe.