Pedro Pascal Not Typically the One Donning The Mandalorian Armor
Here’s a bit of fun trivia you can share with your friends during your next viewing of The Mandalorian. As it turns out, the show’s star, Pedro Pascal, doesn’t actually work on the show all that often. No shocker there. Hollywood productions use stand-ins all the time. However, one of the two stand ins just happens to be Brandan Wayne — grandson of the legendary John Wayne. Now, that’s something quite shocking indeed.
The news comes via Bryce Dallas Howard, who revealed to Vulture that she didn’t work with Pascal at all whilst directing a recent episode.
“He was in rehearsals for King Lear on Broadway,” Howard said. “And so, while we were doing my episode, I wasn’t working with Pedro.”
Instead, Howard worked with Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder, the former of which handled her direction with aplomb.
“[Wayne] absolutely just brought everything to that character, and we were able to find the moments and figure them out together,” Howard said.
Wayne also worked with Pascal when the actor recorded Mando’s dialogue.
“[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,” Wayne said. “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.”
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will star as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and will be joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.
Also set to star in the series are Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).
Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season include Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who will be directing the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who will also provide the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.
The Mandalorian will be executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.