We can’t forgive them! Hollywood denied us the chance to see the great Pedro Pascal playing a sexy vampire in The Vampire Diaries for a reason that will surely make you angry too.
Why was Pedro Pascal rejected for “The Vampire Diaries”?
Today, Pedro Pascal is considered the “daddy” of the internet, as there is no person who has been able to resist his charms after seeing him in productions like Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, and The Last of Us. And when they discover that he has other talents, such as his great ability to dance, the public goes wild with excitement wondering what else he can do.
However, it seems that not everyone saw the incredible potential of the Chilean in previous years, and unfortunately, because of this, we were unable to enjoy some work that would have made us fall more in love with him. One of the roles he was rejected for, was that of the sexy vampire Marcel who appeared in The Vampire Diaries, a series aired between 2009 and 2017 and which focused on the fictional town of Mystic Springs and the relationship of a human, Elena, with the world of shadows and the vampire brothers Damon and Stefan Salvatore.
The role was ultimately given to Charles Michael Davis, who was also part of other fan-beloved productions such as Grey’s Anatomy and Jane the Virgin. And all for a very small reason: at the time, Davis was 28 years old, and Pascal was 10 years older.
“One of the other people who auditioned alongside Charles for that role was Pedro Pascal, who I loved. I was obsessed with him,” said the project’s executive producer, Julie Plec, in an interview for the podcast Binge, which was reported by Bustle.
“I was obsessed with him. But he was too old, right? Everyone else was like, ‘Oh my God, Charles Michael Davis,’ like impressed and excited, and I, of course, loved him, and I’m so happy I cast him, but I was in fangirl mode with Pedro Pascal, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, he’s great.'”
And while, in the end, Pedro didn’t lack the fame he was able to get from The Vampire Diaries, simply because of his great work as Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones, there will always be the question of what it would have been like to see him on stage with fangs, his piercing gaze, and bloodlust.
Would you have liked to see Pedro Pascal as a vampire in The Vampire Diaries, or do you think Charles Michael Davis was simply the best fit for the character?
Story written in Spanish by Alejandro Vizzuet in Cultura Colectiva