Pedro Pascal is a generous soul. He let fans give him an eye infection by letting them put thumbs in his eyes to playfully reenact his infamous ‘Game of Thrones’ farewell. He gave us a 30-minute queer western starring Ethan Hawke and directed by Pedro Almodovar. He voluntarily hid his face in three seasons of a TV show. Hell, the only time he’s refused someone everything he looks like was when he refused to read sexy tweets about himself on a red carpet—a move that was widely applauded.
Then, of course, he gave a generous and enthusiastic response to gamer Steven Yeun who breathlessly shared with the ‘The Last of Us’ actor his experience playing the beloved video game. It’s an experience Yeun clearly loves — and he says he was playing while contributing zombie storytelling himself while filming “The Walking Dead.”
In Series of actors on actors of Variety, Yeun raves about Neil Druckmann’s ending to the game, which he notes is extremely similar to the ending of the same TV show. The show stayed very true to the beats of the game.
“I don’t remember what season it was, but when the game came out, I remember playing it 12 hours straight, until the last one… where you push characters forward while they’re shooting the last beautiful scene you have,” said Yeun .
Having never played himself, Pascal replied, “Are you serious?”
“Nothing happens,” Yeun said. “You walk through the forest.”
“You told me more about the game than the creator of the video game,” Pascal said. “So you’re saying you get to a certain point but you still have to play, but you’re not fighting anything or looking for anything…it’s not a scene in the video game.”
“You have to control the person and just walk through the forest.”
Pascal’s mind clearly jumped here. And one wonders if he’ll ever actually be able to play himself once his time on “The Last of Us” is up. Considering how closely Season 1 followed the pace of the first game, it seems likely that Season 2 won’t deviate much from ‘The Last of Us Part II’.