The biggest internet sensation of 2023, Pedro Pascal is the current heartthrob in Hollywood. The Last Of Us is one of the most-watched series on HBO Max. The 47-year-old Chilean-American actor’s first landmark project was with HBOs Game Of Thrones. He started 2023 with two successful television shows. HBOs The Last Of Us ended up being a runaway hit with its different storyline and Pedro Pascal’s performance.
With his rugged looks and great acting skills, the actor became a sensation. The Last Of Us is one of the biggest video game adaptation series. The show has been widely appreciated by people across the globe. Disney+’s The Mandalorian on the other hand is a delight for Star Wars fans. Both shows got great reviews from the very first day they aired on HBO. His fans have already taken over the internet. Pascal is now trying to make a more significant mark in Hollywood through his acting and the choice of movies instead of his s*x appeal and looks.
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Why Pedro Pascal Was Dependent On Sarah Paulson’s Salary?
Pedro Pascal and Sarah Paulson have been good friends since the 90s. The Ratched actor supported Pedro Pascal during his struggling actor days. The American actress used to give money to The Mandalorian star per diem so that he could feed himself.
During the cover story of Esquire magazine on Pedro Pascal, the actor went on to talk about his struggles as an actor, his fame, and his best friend Sarah Paulson. The actor spoke about his struggling days in Hollywood and how the American Horror Story actor financially helped him. The actor said-
“I died so many deaths. My vision of it was that if I didn’t have some major exposure by the time I was 29 years old, it was over, so I was constantly readjusting what it meant to commit my life to this profession, and giving up the idea of it looking like I thought it would when I was a kid. There were so many good reasons to let that delusion go.”
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Pedro Pascal is still not used to the enormous love and fame he is getting. After being the protagonist of the two leading HBO television series, the Narcos actor has taken the internet by storm.
The Bird Box actor wishes for her BFF to have a successful acting career. Sarah Paulson even mentioned-
“You just want him to succeed. And that to me, I feel like, is the sign of a major movie star. I’m ready for him to take the reins from the guys from romantic comedies past, like Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson and all these guys. He can be all that. Let’s remake ‘Die Hard’ with Pedro. Remake all the ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies with Pedro.”
Pedro Pascal and Sarah Paulson have been friends for almost three decades. According to the actor, Sarah Paulson is like his family in New York City.
How Much Did Pedro Pascal Make From The Last Of Us?
As we all know, bigger names draw more attention from the viewers. The streaming platforms have very well understood this strategy. And therefore, pitching bigger names would always lead to paying substantial salaries to them. The theme of The Last Of Us was enough for generating higher revenues, but the association with Pedro Pascal was simply icing on the cake. According to a report from Variety, it was reported that Pedro Pascal earned a whopping $600K for every episode of the show.
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The video game-based Tv show has lived up to the expectations. However, the huge pay disparity between Bella Ramsay and Pedro Pascal has become a topic of debate nowadays. Bella Ramsay, who played an equally important role alongside the reputed actor, was paid $70,00 per episode. According to the reports, the On the Beaches actor has already been signed for the next season and there would be no changes in the pay.
The Last of Us is currently streaming on HBO Max and Amazon Prime Video.