We almost missed out on getting to know the talented and beloved Pedro Pascal. It would have been a tragedy, as he has not only given us great performances in film but also a couple of memes.
Before becoming one of the most popular celebrities of the moment, the star of The Last of Us was on the verge of giving up and quitting his dream of becoming an actor for good.
The reason? The same reason that at some point of frustration, when we believe we can’t do it but are convinced it’s what we want. Yes, Pedro, we understand you.
Pedro Pascal Almost Gave up Acting
The famous actor, who has also appeared in Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian, confessed to Esquire magazine that he became tired of “busting his ass” as a waiter to become an actor.
He recalled that back in the 90s, he auditioned, without much success, for several TV shows and commercials.
“They were kicking my ass (to be an actor). I guess delusional self-determination, and no real skill at anything else, is what kept me going.”
But after so much effort towards his greatest goal, life began to smile at Pedro Pascal, and that man who was frustrated for not standing out in the world of acting got his first roles in film.
“My vision was that if I didn’t have a big break by 29, it was over. So I was constantly readjusting what it meant to dedicate my life to this profession and letting go of the idea of shining the way I thought I would when I was a kid. I had a moment where I thought, ‘You’re in your forties and you don’t have a house? Grow up’… There were so many good reasons to let go of that illusion.”
Today, the name and face of Pedro Pascal are among the most recognized, and his fans have even dubbed him the “new dad of Latin America” for being one of the most charming in terms of personality.
If one day you feel tired and want to give up everything, think twice and remember that Pedro Pascal made it, and you can too. The important thing is how convinced you are of wanting to fulfill your dreams.
Story originally written in Spanish by Nayeli Párraga in Cultura Colectiva.