Pedro Pascal or Another Actor – Who's Really in that Mandalorian Suit?

Pedro Pascal or Another Actor – Who's Really in that Mandalorian Suit?
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It looks like Pascal doesn't spend much time on the set of the hit show.

The Mandalorian remains the most popular Star Wars TV show, despite Disney's attempts to attract fans' attention to its other series. Thanks to the story of Din Djarin and baby Yoda, Pedro Pascal got a huge boost in popularity. Although his face was covered with a bounty hunter mask most of the time, making him unrecognizable, the actor's voice made it clear that he played the titular Mandalorian.

But was Pascal actually filming the scenes in that bulky suit?

While the very idea of such a question may be puzzling to some fans, as it's hard to imagine why Disney would pay an actor so much without him bothering to show up on set in a suit, it's actually a much more complex issue. According to Pascal himself, he was shooting scenes with a mask for the duration of the first season but decided to stop doing so.

Knowing this, some fans began to lambaste Pedro Pascal for only lending his voice to the character. However, it looks like the actor had a very important reason for refusing to wear the suit.

'There was an extended amount of experimentation, being in the suit for a lot of it, and frankly, my body wasn't up for the task as far as, like, the four months of it. But I was in it. I was in it a significant amount, an elastic amount. But now we've figured it out, which is super cool and amazingly, it gave me the opportunity to be able to go and do something else,' Pascal said.

As it turns out, the actor stopped appearing on set in the costume due to health issues and only lent his voice to Djarin for all the masked scenes. Apparently, Pascal didn't use a body double for the scenes in which the bounty hunter appears without his helmet.

Thanks to this decision, Pascal spends much less time on the set of The Mandalorian and is able to focus on his other career opportunities, including HBO's hit series The Last of Us.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.