Like hardcore Star wars fans already know it takes at least three people to make The MandalorianThat is Din Djarin, the man he is.
Of course, Pedro Pascal has been billed as the man under the shiny beskar helmet since the first season of the Disney+ show, but things were very different for season 3, he says The Hollywood Reporter.
When your bucket is on, Brendan Wayne — grandson of icon John Wayne – was downstairs providing Din with his gunslinger. If there are fistfights or Darksaber duels to be done, it goes to martial artist Lateef Crowder wearing the costume.
There were scenes in seasons 1 and 2 where Din had to remove his helmet, revealing Pascal’s face — a no-no to the character’s code — but that didn’t happen in season 3, and it wasn’t because of Din’s beliefs.
It was because Pascal wasn’t there, he tells the shop.
The actor was busy filming HBOs The last of us when Mando‘s third season was underway, meaning he only provided Din’s gravelly voice.
Pascal says of the first two seasons, “There was an extended amount of experimentation where I was in a suit for a lot of it, and frankly my body wasn’t up to the task as far as the four months it lasted. But I was in. I was in it a significant amount, an elastic amount.”
He adds: “But now we’ve figured it out, which is super cool, and amazingly, it gave me the opportunity to go and do something else.”
Pedro says he wouldn’t change any of the other actors’ performances as his stand-ins, who for the first time this season got top billing in the show’s credits.
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