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Pedro Pascal Advocates For Diversity And Inclusive Casting In The Entertainment Industry

The actor reflects on being a role model for young Latinos, LGBTQ individuals, and aspiring actors.


Pedro Pascal, known for his roles in The Last of Us and The Mandalorian, shared his views on diversity and inclusive casting in a recent interview. Pascal's comments to Variety shed light on the importance of representation and breaking racial stereotypes in the entertainment industry.

During the interview, Pascal discussed the significance of blind casting and the need to cast actors based on their talent and suitability for a role rather than limiting characters to specific racial identities. He expressed his belief that embracing open-minded casting choices can lead to positive change and increased representation. Pascal's support for diversity resonates as he emphasized, "People get so butthurt about this kind of stuff, but who cares? Because that's the coolest way of moving the needle is being open about the casting in every way."

In addition to advocating for inclusive casting, Pascal acknowledged his role as a potential role model for young Latinos, LGBTQ individuals, and aspiring actors. He expressed his desire to fulfill his assignments and acknowledged the profound impact he can have on inspiring others. Pascal's humility and dedication were evident as he remarked, "If it comes to inspiring somebody else... maybe that's the component I'm unwilling to recognize. It can make my heart explode a little bit."

In another recent interview with Deadline, Bella Ramsey and Pascal discussed their experiences working on The Last of Us. Ramsey, who portrays Ellie, candidly shared their thoughts on fame, while Pascal expressed excitement for the evolving dynamics in Season 2.

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