'I was dead asleep': Pedro Pascal recalls filming gruesome death scene in 'Game of Thrones'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Pedro Pascal is the man of the hour now, with two blockbuster television hits: 'The Last of Us' and 'Mandalorian' season 3. Pascal has been ruling the internet thanks to his recent iconic role as Joel Miller in HBO's adaptation of the video game 'The Last of Us'. He is seen in the post-apocalyptic world alongside Bella Ramsey, who plays Ellie. On the other hand, Pascal has also been enjoying his recent status as the "Internet Daddy."
During a recent talk show appearance, Pedro Pascal spilled the tea on some of his major roles, ranging from 'The Last of Us' to 'Game of Thrones'. Pascal played Prince Oberyn Martell in season 4 of 'Game of Thrones'. He is also known for his roles in the 'Narcos' series and movies like 'Wonder Women 1984' and 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'.
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'He straddled me'
While eating progressively hotter sauces along with spicy chicken wings on the famous 'Hot Ones' series on the First We Feast YouTube channel, Pedro Pascal took a trip down memory lane into some of the most defining moments of his career, including the scene of Oberyn Martell's death. In the iconic scene, Martell's eyes would be crushed by Ser Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) in a duel. Recalling the behind-the-scenes, Pascal said the devastatingly gruesome scene was the "best part of the day," in stark contrast with the scene's tone. Pedro went on to say that they shot the scene on a hot day but it was made easier by his co-star Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson. Pascal revealed that Björnsson was gentle and basically straddled him on the scene.
He explained, "I couldn't even feel his weight on me as he basically straddled me. There were all of these fleshy bits that they were kind of placing over my face and pumping blood so that it would pool, you know and spread through the amphitheatre from the side good wide. And that sort of shot of the two of us from above. I was dead asleep because it was so hot. This stuff was so cooling to the touch and you had to be really, really still."
The best sleep!
Pascal added that the scene was so relaxing because it was the end of a four-day shoot of the exhausting fight scene. The experience was so cathartic that he actually went into his deepest sleep ever. He remarked he was not a good sleeper and that during the shoot of that scene, all he needed was to be laid out with pieces of flesh, gelatinous, cool to the touch. He added that maybe the combination of face meat and pooling blood would be a way to get "a good f**kin night's sleep".
It is to be noted that Pedro Pascal has acted in another unforgettable death scene - in the movie 'Equalizer'.
The season finale of 'The Last of Us' is set to premiere on March 12 on HBO and 'The Mandalorian' season 3 episode 3 is set to release on March 15 at Disney+.