Pedro Pascal is entering the comedy era of his career.
Known for roles like Javier Peña in Narcos, Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, and soon-to-be Joel Miller in The Last of Us, he’s shown that he can do crime dramas, space adventures, and end of the world action dramas. But what we haven’t seen much of is Pascal trying his hand at comedy. That is starting to change with notable performances in Netflix’s The Bubble and now The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
Pascal plays Javi Gutierrez in this action-comedy with a side of crime. He’s a billionaire superfan who just wants one thing: to have Nick Cage, played by Nicolas Cage himself, at his birthday party. Nick, who is strapped for cash, accepts Javi’s proposal and finds himself tangled in a mess when he finds out that his superfan might be a criminal. But he also unfortunately might be his new best friend.
Remezcla got a chance to speak with Pedro Pascal on the red carpet for The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. And the concept of Pascal being besties with Cage got us thinking about his real-life bestie: Oscar Isaac. In a previous interview with Remezcla, we asked Isaac who would win in a fight between his Moon Knight and Pascal’s Mandalorian. Isaac said Moon Knight would win and that Pascal “can’t argue facts.”
Of course, we had to ask for a rebuttal. And Pascal, being the goofball he is, couldn’t resist when it came to answering this question with his whole being. Seriously, he made us stop, recapped the question, and then tilted his head back before letting out the most condescending ‘can you believe this guy’ laugh that we have ever heard. It was a thing of beauty and something we’ll definitely be posting on our socials over on Instagram and Twitter.
When he was done laughing and making fun of Isaac and his “facts” statement, Pascal gave an answer of his own. “That’s so sweet. Maybe Moon Knight would beat The Mandalorian at Scrabble, but not a fight.” And honestly, the only way to settle this is for Disney+ to give us a crossover where Pascal and Isaac can settle this once and for all.
We also wanted to ask Pascal about something that keeps us all going: food. No matter where you go, what places you travel, food from our communities is dear and near to our hearts. So we wanted to know what Pascal can’t live without and his answer makes us want to drop everything and get some food (tacos, mofongo, patacones, etc.) right now.
Pascal told Remezcla, “If I go and live in D.F. to die from eating, that’s what I would do. And then I’d go to San Antonio for their tacos. Then Austin for the chili con queso.” He followed that up by saying, “When I was a boy I would go to Taco Cabana. But this was in the 80’s. I know it’s a big chain now but I’m sorry, I can not deny my childhood memories.”
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, starring Nicolas Cage and Pedro Pascal, hits theaters on April 15, 2022.