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Pedro Pascal Admires The Mandalorian's Mystery: 'It Isn't As Easy As You Think'

With "The Mandalorian" and "The Last of Us," Pedro Pascal has perfected playing a grizzled father figure, captivating audiences in the process. However, playing the poster boy for Disney+'s "Star Wars" offerings comes with its own challenges, mostly centered around the bounty hunter's beautiful beskar gear. 

"I love his mystery," Pascal told "Good Morning America" prior to the Season 1 premiere of "The Mandalorian." "And it isn't as easy as you think. It isn't just about not knowing who he is or where he's from, but also how he hides himself within the armor and what he hides from himself." 

While it isn't easy to balance that mystery, it's safe to say that Pascal and Jon Favreau have mastered it over the course of three seasons. The creative minds that bring "The Mandalorian" to life have slowly peeled back the layers of Din Djarin, showing the buried emotions hidden behind his Mandalorian armor. Fans have watched in awe as Mando grows from a reclusive bounty hunter to a loving surrogate father willing to give everything up for Grogu's safety. 

The Mandalorian armor already physically challenges Pedro Pascal

While crafting the mystery around Pedro Pascal's Mandalorian is hard enough, constantly wearing the armor brings its own challenges to filming. Speaking to Empire Magazine ahead of Season 3, Pascal pulled back the curtains a bit, revealing that suiting up every day isn't all it's cut out to be. 

"It's like putting on a head-to-toe glove with weights on it," he said. "It's ironic that you can't see any facial expressions because it puts you in the world so completely, and instantly makes the character feel real – but you can't see s***!" While the costume department has improved "The Mandalorian" suit with each subsequent season, there's not much they can do about the narrow visor that comes with any Mandalorian helmet. Pascal described it as "going blind," saying, "Your breath completely fogs up the narrow slit," meaning that if there's an obstacle near him, he will absolutely fall into it. 

However, as one would expect, there's still an aura of coolness that envelops Pascal when he suits up. The long-time "Star Wars" fan still loves donning the armor, even after three seasons, saying, "When it's on, you immediately feel powerful, protected, dangerous, and like a protector." And a protector he is, risking everything to protect his adorable alien son, Grogu, a relationship that's carrying "Star Wars" into the future.