The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal has put off rumors about him having conflicts behind the scenes over not wanting to wear his Star Wars character’s iconic beskar helmet. The Disney+ exclusive The Mandalorian has been running for two seasons now with Season 1 of the show starting from November 12 and Season 2 recently released on October 30th this year.
Rumors were flying around just over the last few months over the claim that The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal was refusing to wear The Mandalorian’s beskar helmet, with him wanting to take it off on camera more. Some wild reports also claimed that Pascal was ready to quit The Mandalorian over the supposed conflict that ‘took place’. These rumors have been quashed by Pascal himself during a recent appearance on BBC’s The One Show alongside Wonder Woman 1984 co-star Gal Gadot.
In the interview, Pascal explains that he understands that taking off the helmet as The Mandalorian in the show is for the purpose of serving the story first despite it being a fun and dramatic idea. He said:
“That is not true actually. It’s a really wonderful way of telling the story. It’s always been a very clear creed for the character, and the collaborative process of the whole thing has been, we’ve all been on the same page with this, I think. So I, you know, what I want is for them to make the best show possible, however they get that done.
The most recent episode where Pascal got to take off the helmet for the screen was the one where Din had to remove his helmet to help complete his mission to save Grogu, but the Mandalorian has also removed his helmet to receive essential medical attention. Take a look for yourself with an excerpt of the interview concerning the helmet given below.
The final episode of the second of The Mandalorian is slated to air on Disney+ on December 18 while season three is currently in the works. It was announced during Disney Investor Day 2020 that two spinoffs for the show are being developed, namely Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic.