Events Interview

Pedro Pascal surprises guests at Ommegang’s “Valar Morghulis” tasting event


Tonight at the Wired Lounge in San Diego Comic-Con, Brewery Ommegang held a special tasting event for their latest fan-voted Game of Thrones beer, Valar Morghulis. Guests were not only among the first to taste the new Dubbel Ale, but they were treated to a surprise appearance by Pedro Pascal!

Pedro did the honors of pouring the very first glass, and took the first sip of the evening to much fanfare. He then acted as bartender for a number of guests, happily posed for pictures with fans, and spoke with the press.

Pedro tells Access Hollywood, “I just got here, I’m starting to feel a little bit like a rock star. I was pouring some new beer, Valar Morghulis, from the tap and people were cheering, so it really doesn’t get much better than that. I’m pouring beer, people are cheering.”

Pedro’s rock star status among the Game of Thrones community is well deserved, after his brilliant portrayal of Prince Oberyn Martell. He made the crushing end to Tyrion’s trial by combat that much harder to watch, and his death garnered a massive online reaction.

“It was really gratifying to see that people were upset. You don’t know what effect the character is going to have. He is sort of like briefly introduced, he’s got a big in and a really big out and I knew that the barometer of that would be how they felt when they saw me die — and people cared. And so I think that means everybody did their jobs. I was really sad to see myself go, but relieved that it had an impact.”

It had such an impact that people were giving him some post-game advice, Mashable reports one fan yelling, “You should have just killed the guy! Why didn’t you stop talking and kill the guy!”

Pedro surely wishes he could take that advice, as even though Pedro knew in advance what would happen to his character “because you have to protect yourself emotionally,” he sadly admits “I fell in love with the character. He broke my heart.”

WiC was also on hand for the event, and got a very special video message from Pedro thanking all of our readers and Game of Thrones fans for their support! He loves us too.

We also took some great footage of Pedro’s ceremonial first pour, and a picture to break hearts!


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