Pedro Pascal has finally admitted what some fans had already suspected, that his role in Star Wars: The Mandalorian is now mostly voiceover work.
With three seasons of Star Wars: The Mandalorian under his belt, actor Pedro Pascal has been discussing the Disney+ show and just how much he’s currently involved with his fan favourite character. Pascal recently took part in a roundtable discussion for The Hollywood Reporter, during which he was asked if his role in The Mandalorian can just be a voiceover.
“For a lot of it, yeah,” Pascal responded. “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 (he pretends to tug at his neck, where the suit would chafe). 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.”
The majority of the Mandalorian’s on-screen presence has most recently been provided by actor Brendan Wayne, with Lateef Crowder taking on the character’s stunt work. Not having to be on set for the Disney+ show allowed Pascal to free up some of his busy schedule and take on other projects, such as HBO’s critically-acclaimed The Last of Us.
Of course this isn’t the first such time that a Star Wars character’s performance has been supplied by multiple actors. In the original trilogy, Darth Vader was physically portrayed by Dave Prowse, stuntman Bob Anderson and Sebastian Shaw, with the Sith Lord’s voice provided by James Earl Jones.
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