“The Mandalorian” star Pedro Pascal went through tough times while starting his journey as an actor. The star lost his mother when he moved to New York to launch his career. In an interview with People he talked about her loss and said that it was all because of her that he became successful.
“She was always incredibly supportive, never a stage mom, I always felt like she knew something that I didn’t, None of [my success] would be real if it weren’t for her,”, the 45-year-old actor said.
In honor of her mother shortly after her death, he changed his last name from Balmaceda, his father’s, to Pascal, his mother’s. This heart-melting gesture definitely shows how much Pedro Pascal was connected with his mother.
Remembering his childhood the star said that he was a “spoiled kid”. He recalled how he would argue with his parents for staying up late to watch the TV. “I’m being a little harsh with myself, but this would have been about eight years after they had been running for their lives, I was so well taken care of and shielded from it”
Who is Pedro Pascal?
Pedro Pascal is of Chilean-American origin. His parents were political refugees from Chile who were against the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. His mother, Verónica Pascal was a child psychologist, and his father, José Balmaceda was a fertility doctor. They fled from Chile to Denmark and then to San Antonio, Texas.
Pedro’s acting journey started in California where he took few acting classes which caught his interest. He then enrolled in the Orange County School of the Arts and later in NYU where he found a path to the big screens.
He realized the importance of closed ones in his personal relationships when he spent the pandemic alone in New York City. Talking about the difficult time he said the period reminded him of “who I am and what’s important”. He further said, “I relied on my friends like one would food and water. Because I was on my own, I felt a little rattled and ultimately grateful for all of my friendships, old and new. We were there for each other. That really is the only thing that matters.”
Pedro Pascal is also on the People’s list of the Sexist Men Alive 2020 and the star couldn’t believe it. While Black Panther veteran Michael B. Jordan topped the list Pedro shared the honor with some of the hottest men of the industry like Chris Evans, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Rudd, Nick Jonas, Dan Levy, and more. He also tweeted about the same with the caption, “Smack me, I deserve it.” The actor has also appeared on the “Game of Thrones” series during the fourth season.