In August, Pedro Pascal, star of the upcoming Disney+ show The Mandalorian, became the latest addition of the Star Wars family to be inducted as an honorary member of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. He was presented with his plaque by members of Manda’galaar Clan at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California.
Pascal has an extensive history in film and television but is perhaps best known for his roles as vengeful prince Oberyn Martell on HBO’s Game of Thrones and DEA agent Javier Peña in the Netflix Original Series Narcos. Like many actors and creators in the current generation of Star Wars media, Pascal is just as much a fan as he is a star. “I had no choice,” he told an interviewer at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, “I was born in 1975. These movies shaped our childhood.”
His joy of being a part of a galaxy far, far away is very evident. During the Mandalorian panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, Pascal described his initial meetings about the show with director Jon Favreau with awe:
“They invited me into the room and there was wall to wall story illustrations of this series…I’m seeing all this and I’m like ‘What do you want me to do? Who am I going to be? Who do you want me to audition for? The bug? The robot?’ and he’s like ‘You’re the Mandalorian.’”
Pascal also shows an acute appreciation for the sheer coolness of the Mandalorian aesthetic. When asked during the panel what it’s like to be the Mandalorian, he turned with a grin to gesture at the screen, “Well just look at the image. That’s what it’s like!”
Mr. Pascal was honored to receive his Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club Honorary Membership. Manda’galaar Clan presented him with a custom made plaque, a copy of The Mandalorian print the club gave away at Star Wars Celebration Chicago autographed by the artist, and a handmade kar’ta beskar pendant made by Mandalore the Uniter. It was a great experience for everyone involved and we look forward to seeing Mr. Pascal again at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim next summer. Be on the lookout for The Mandalorian, premiering on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.