Pedro Pascal wants to deepen his character in The Mandalorian season 3

The Mandalorian chapter 14 - Disney Plus
The Mandalorian chapter 14 - Disney Plus /

Thanks to his role as Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones, people already knew who Pedro Pascal was before he joined the Star Wars universe, but since becoming Din Djarin in The Mandalorian, his fame has skyrocketed. With him now starring in The Last of Us as Joel, he’s bigger than ever.

Speaking to, Pascal talked about how he regularly hears one of his most famous lines quoted at him when he’s out and about on the streets: “I love walking down the street and then randomly […] somebody passes by me and says, ‘This is the Way.’” Sometimes Pascal will repeat the line back, but other times he’ll just point in one direction or another. “That’s the way? Oh, this is the way! Yes, of course.”

It has been five years since Pascal first put on the helmet of Din Djarin. Season 2 saw Din separate from Grogu, whom he had developed a fatherly relationship towards. But in The Book of Boba Fett, they reunited. “There’s still so much to explore as far as that parent-child dynamic is concerned,” Pascal said. “Who’s teaching who? Who’s protecting who? Who’s saving who? There will be more of that.”

"We know what Din wants: Din wants back in. He wants back into Mandalore. And what his heart needs is Grogu. It’s an interesting conflict that he steps into as far as the third season is concerned, trying to sort of understand and regain his identity in the middle of a world that introduces us to a lot more as far as Mandalore is concerned."

While it is clear that Pascal has a very strong understanding of his character, he also wants to dig even deeper than he has before. “He’s not a talkative character […] it’s really important that when he’s forced to express himself, that it be really, really true within the whole picture…to ultimately keep us engaged and invited into the story. And we keep discovering new ways to do that.”

Pedro Pascal names his favorite day on The Mandalorian set

Lightening things up just a bit, Pascal also appeared on Entertainment Weekly’s Dagobah Dispatch podcast, where he was asked to name his favorite day on The Mandalorian set. “The first episode of season 2, when we meet this really amazing Blade Runner-esque urban environment,” Pascal said. “I can’t think of a time in Star Wars where you felt like you were in a real city.”

Pascal is referring to a scene at the top of the episode (“Chapter 9: The Marshal”), where Din visits the grimy urban environment seeking out information on other Mandalorians. Naturally, some gangsters try to take his Beskar armor and he fights them off. And apparently gained an appreciation for the architecture.

Seasons 1-3 of The Mandalorian and season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett are available to stream on Disney+.

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