Three men are responsible for the on-screen presence of Din Djarin, a.k.a. The Mandalorian. Pedro Pascal usually gets most of the credit for playing the role, but he’s never hesitant to remind audiences it’s not just him bringing the character to life.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pascal took the time to give his fellow Mandalorian actors the credit they wholeheartedly deserve.
“It’s been a collaborative process from the beginning,” Pascal said. “I was given the opportunity to establish physical specificity in some ways at the start of the show, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t observing and picking up from what they’re doing and handing over so much of it as well. They do the heavy lifting.”
Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder are the other actors responsible for The Mandalorian’s physical presence. Pascal always voices the character, but he isn’t always in the suit. It’s the combined effort of all involved to bring Din Djarin to life.
“Body doubles,” if you want to call them that, really put a lot of effort into not only creating the mannerisms of a shared character, but also consistently mimicking their fellow actors for a seamless transition from one to the other. When you’re watching The Mandalorian, you can’t tell which actor is in the helmeted suit at any given moment. And that’s a good thing.
While details of the next season of the series are rightfully being kept under the helmet (see what I did there?), The Book of Boba Fett gave great insight into where The Mandalorian’s story might go next. Reunited with Baby Yoda and still learning what wielding the power of the legendary darksaber means for his future, Din Djarin has a long journey ahead of him … and possibly someone who wants to hold that darksaber much more than he does.
The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to premiere on Disney+ in February 2022.
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