Pedro Pascal has revealed that he took an Ambien on the night time he received the job to play Joel in HBO’s The Last of Us, and due to the sleeping drug he took, he forgot he landed the gig.
On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Pascal recalled that fateful night time. He was in London on the time and the remainder of the workforce on The Last of Us was in Los Angeles.
“I got sent these scripts. I was told Craig Mazin wants you to read these scripts and if you like them, he’d like to talk to you. I loved Chernobyl. It was unbelievable. I read the first script for [The Last of Us] and I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah yeah, I want to meet him!’ We talked. We fell in love,” Pascal mentioned.
At this level, Pascal was requested if he may keep up that night a bit later to speak to Neil Druckmann, the director of The Last of Us recreation. Pascal did, and the decision went properly. To calm his nerves and assist him sleep, Pascal took an Ambien.
“At that point, it’s really late, and I’ve got to get up in the morning. I take an Ambien to go to sleep, because they’ve got my adrenaline going and my hopes up,” he mentioned.
After he took the Ambien, Pascal obtained a name saying he received the job–the solely factor was, the sleeping help impaired him a lot that he did not keep in mind straight away.
“I was excited, I guess, but I didn’t remember. I woke up in the morning, and the first thing that occurred to me was like, ‘Oh man, I really want that job,'” Pascal mentioned.
Due to the time distinction between Los Angeles and London, Pascal was involved that he could be up all day in London, pacing round and worrying about whether or not or not he received the job. But then he checked out his telephone and noticed some congratulatory texts. “Oh yeah, I got the job!” Pascal remembers saying on the time when he realized he did, in reality, already ebook the gig to play Joel.
HBO’s The Last of Us is certainly one of hottest TV exhibits proper now, and it is setting viewership data on the Game of Thrones community.
The newest episode of The Last of Us featured Nick Offerman as Bill and Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus) as Frank. The episode’s plot was largest deviation from the sport to date. For extra on the episode, try GameSpot’s breakdown, which comprises large spoilers.
New episodes of The Last of Us air Sunday nights on HBO, main as much as the Season 1 finale on March 12. HBO only recently introduced that Season 2 is within the works, and followers imagine it can comply with the occasions of The Last of Us: Part II, and introduce Abby, amongst different characters.
For extra, try a trailer for this Sunday’s subsequent episode.