Who is under the mask? It wasn’t just Pedro Pascal playing in The Mandalorian. There was more than one stunt double on the Star Wars show.
The only time Mando took off his helmet, we saw Pedro Pascal. It was his voice throughout the first season of The Mandalorian.
But who was under that helmet during the other moments of the show? At least three other people.
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It was revealed others were under the helmet throughout the series. After all, there are stunt doubles, so that’s not too crazy. During Chapter 4, with Bryce Dallas Howard behind the camera, she mentioned she hadn’t even directed him because his stunt double was being used instead.
In a recent interview with Yahoo UK, Pascal spoke about his time in under the mask.
"There’s like four of us. There are things that I can’t do. There’s a very improvisational way of shooting the show. You kind of discover what’s safe and what’s not on a daily basis. More than anything, I wanted to make sure that there’s at least a basis of a physicality and a physical language that we’re all in understanding with."
Pascal pointed out what the other stuntmen bring to the role. There’s Lateef Crowder who is good at the more dangerous stunts and Brendan Wayne, who Pascal considers looser.
This goes into the difficulties of playing in a role such as the Din Djarin. All but one scene was with a helmet on and yet they had to find ways to convey emotion. A tip of the head, a movement of the shoulders, the voice inflection are all ways to act without being able to convey facial expressions.
It was one of the more impressive things about the Mandalorian. Viewers never felt as though they were was blackhole where the character was concerned. One of the highlights of the Star Wars show was just how good Pascal and his fellow Mandalorians were.
But now when The Mandalorian Season 2 hits in October, we are going to wonder just who is really behind the mask.
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