Pedro Pascal refused to read sexy tweets on the “Mandalorian” red carpet
Fans come to Pascal’s defense after he was attacked with a salacious question on the red carpet.
The one-two punch of “The Mandalorian” and “The Last of Us” made Pedro Pascal one of America’s biggest stars — and an unlikely sex symbol. The 47-year-old actor’s dashing good looks and excellent red carpet fashion have earned him a passionate following of online fans. But sometimes superstardom isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, as Pascal proved in the Season 3 premiere of “The Mandalorian.”
In the moment that went viral, Pascal was approached by a reporter from Access Hollywood, who handed the actor the sexy tweets about him and asked him to read them. Pascal didn’t – and refused to name his favorite – calling the tweets “dirty”.
While Pascal was polite enough not to make a scene and ended up making the obligatory comment about how funny he thought the tweets were, the conversation sparked plenty of online debate about the ethics of asking such an open-ended question on the red carpet. Many fans were quick to point out that while celebrities often read tweets about themselves as part of a comedy act, these parts are always pre-planned with the actor’s full participation. The fact that the question was asked on the red carpet of a relatively family-friendly show like “The Mandalorian” only added to the awkwardness.
this is the worst thing i have ever seen pic.twitter.com/7npzBOqCxk
— lauren | tlou & mando spoilers (@djarinluck) March 1, 2023
Pascal has made no secret that he’s enjoying his newfound stardom, but this should probably be a lesson to journalists everywhere — there’s a time and place to ask about thirsty tweets, and it’s probably not the premiere of a Disney show.
Of course, this is not the first time that Pascal has refused to perform for fans as he does not consider it appropriate. In another recent interview, the actor joked about how uncomfortable he feels when young fans ask him to speak in his ‘Mandalorian’ voice. He explained that without the context of the mask and the “Star Wars” show, that voice sounds unnecessarily sexual, and that he prefers to connect with fans in other ways.
“People come to me and ask me to voice their children. But I think that sounds wrong, said Pascal. “Because it’s a breathy, low register bedroom sound. It’s so creepy and it doesn’t work in real life.”
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