[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”33021″ img_size=”700×467″ alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Disney’s The Mandalorian has been spectacular. This has to due, partially; to Pedro Pascal’s acting. The thing is, though; the character is always wearing a helmet – meaning, it’s not always Pascal underneath. Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed the episode Sanctuary; revealed she didn’t work with Pascal at all:
“He was in rehearsals for King Lear on Broadway. And so, while we were doing my episode, I wasn’t working with Pedro.”
The episode credits two men as the Mandalorian in that episode, Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder as “Double – The Mandalorian”. Howard says she mostly worked with Wayne:
“He absolutely just brought everything to that character, and we were able to find the moments and figure them out together.”
Wayne is the grandson of western movie star legend John Wayne and has worked on The Mandalorian since day one. Apparently, he will also work for the show in season two as well. Wayne details how he and Pascal have created the body language of the character:
“[Pascal] would ask me, and I would ask him the same question, which is, ‘Why did you move like this during that moment?’ We would go back and forth. The great thing about him is he’s not impressed with himself. He’s just an actor. And I mean that in the good way, not the bad way. He likes to learn and he likes to collaborate and he’s very good at it.”
Even though it may not always be Pascal under the mask, the voice is Pascal’s – recorded after the fact. This is similar to DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, where both Brendan Fraser and Matt Bomer voice their characters, who are mostly [in the physical sense] played by someone else.
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