There is no doubt that Pedro Pascal is one of the men of the moment. The Chilean actor is currently going through his greatest peak of popularity thanks to ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Last of Us’, two massively successful series that have made him one of the most admired figures on social media.
And not only that, the plot coincidences between both series, where Pascal plays a man tasked with protecting a boy (Grogu) and a girl (Ellie), to whom he becomes a father figure., they have exalted him as the papi (or daddy) of the moment in fiction; a qualifier that also has a double meaning, because it is also used to allude to his attractiveness and magnetism, which has lately revolutionized the Internet environment.
Far from denying his daddy status, Pascal has fully embraced it, as we have seen in many interviews and public appearances. Now, in a viral TikTok video for the official ‘Star Wars’ account, the actor alludes to the subject again when asked “What five words in Spanish would you like Grogu to learn?” Pascal, who knows perfectly well what the public wants from him, thinks about it for a few seconds and replies: “I love you so much, daddy”.
@starwars Replying to @ari.valeria96 I love it #TheMandalorian ? original sound – Star Wars
Five words have been enough to revolutionize his fans once again and make the video go viral. On TikTok it accumulates an impressive 6.4 million views at the time of writing this, and has 1.4 million likes and more than 5,000 comments. On Twitter, where it has also gone viral thanks to the fan account Peter Pascal Dailyalready has almost half a million reproductions.
The video belongs to a Disney promotional action, in which Pascal and Katee Sackhoff, who gives life to Bo Katan, answer questions from fans for their social networks. Another follower of the ‘Star Wars’ series also asks the actor who plays Din Djarin how would i describe the third season in three words and he decides to censor himself for being on a Disney channel, responding: “*beep* *beep* epic”.
In the videos, Pascal also professes his admiration for Harrison Ford when asked what other character in the saga he would like to play and tell the story what it was like to meet Grogu: “I met Grogu through an illustration and my heart melted. And then I met him in person and he wouldn’t talk to me. Then I brought him food and he threw it on me. So I said ‘oh, I like it’, and we we made friends.”
The third season of ‘The Mandalorian’ is currently airing, with a premiere episode every Wednesday on Disney+. The fourth reaches the platform on March 22.