HOLLYWOOD – Pedro Pascal cast as Cara Dune following Gina Carano’s departure from The Mandalorian.
Casting news came thick and fast today: Gina Carano out, and Pedro Pascal in as Cara Dune in The Mandalorian. This follows the news that he will also take up duties in the new film based on The Last of Us. We asked the Wonder Woman 1984 baddie if he might not be stretching himself too thin:
I hope not. I know what you mean. It is a lot of work, but even more than that there is a fear that I get overexposed. We’ve seen that happen with the great Sam Worthington. One year he was absolutely everywhere, the next, not so much.
How are you going to ensure you don’t?
With The Mandalorian it’s actually going to be quite easy. You see my character can easily be played by a double. You never see my face, so apart from my voice, that can be covered. I’m already around. I know Cara’s lines and I know her character. So it isn’t difficult for me to pick up from where Gina left off. To be honest, Gina is a really bad actor. She can kick your ass, no doubt about it. But she couldn’t act her way out of a wet paper bag.
Where are you from originally Pedro?
Really? Your name sounds…
Yes, I know. My parents moved over when I was nowt but a babby. And I’ve had to work a lot on my accent. Eee it’s been tough. But now I feel I’m established, I’d like to come back and rediscover my roots.
Whereabouts in Yorkshire?
Holmfirth. That’s why once I’ve finished everything on my current slate, I’d love to come back and do a film version of Last of the Summer Wine. Also, I’m perhaps a bit too young right now. Maybe I’ll just let the idea stew for a while and come back to it when I’m old enough to play Compo.