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11 Hot Photos Of Pedro Pascal’s Face Since It's Hidden In The Mandalorian

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'The Mandalorian' Season 3 is finally here — but unlike in 'The Last of Us,' you won't be seeing Ped...
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The Mandalorian Season 3 is finally here! But Pedro Pascal’s face is not. As fans of the Disney+ series already know, Pascal plays Din Djarin: a bounty hunter whose religious creed precludes him from showing his visage to others. He does break that rule a few times...

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But in general, Mando dons a helmet that prevents fans from almost ever seeing Pascal’s face — a tragedy! Pascal himself told Esquire that he’s a fan of the incognito look. “The argument could be made that it’s the best I’ve ever looked,” he said. “So let’s just leave it.”

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Fans of the action star might disagree, of course. Fortunately, there are plenty of photos of Pascal in helmet-free mode to make up for The Mandalorian’s dress code — like this one, a mesh moment from a recent appearance in London.

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Or this one, from The Mandalorian Season 3 premiere on Feb. 28. Pascal often wears glasses while out and about — letting him see the world in a way Mando’s helmet definitely doesn’t.

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“There’s no peripheral vision,” Pascal told Empire. “If there’s a hole, I’m gonna fall into it.”

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Co-star Emily Swallow told that helmet acting meant “a lot of running into each other” in the early days of filming. “When you can’t look at the face, the eye is drawn to the rest of the body even more, and every small movement becomes magnified.”

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Fortunately, Pascal gets a break once in a while. That’s right: he isn’t always the guy in the suit and helmet. As Bryce Dallas Howard told Vulture of directing a Season 1 episode, stunt doubles and stand-ins have stepped into the gear when Pascal isn’t available.

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Such is the power of Pascal’s face that it actually altered the course of HBO’s The Last of Uswell, kind of. Co-creator Neil Druckmann told Polygon that the TV adaptation foregoes the video game’s spores, so characters don’t have to wear gas masks all the time.

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“Then we lose so much, which is maybe the most important part of the journey is what’s going on inside behind their eyes, in their soul, in their beings,” he said — nobly refusing to cover up Pascal in yet another role about a stoic guide getting an important child to safety.

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When he’s not on season-long missions traversing dangerous landscapes on The Mandalorian and The Last of Us, Pascal embraces his own sense of style — which, at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival, included a cream tuxedo moment.

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Pascal is obviously aware of all the love for his (often-hidden) face — and doesn’t seem to mind. During a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, the titular host asked Pascal what an internet daddy is. “Me,” replied The Mandalorian star.

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It’s a complex responsibility, though. “I’m still trying to figure it out,” he said. “I feel it changes. There’s zaddy, there’s daddy ... I’ll take it all.”

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