Pedro Pascal told Empire Magazine that he “can’t see shit” inside the Mandalorian helmet. Pascal hilariously describe the experience of walking around in the cool looking Mando suit in detail. Pedro described the Mando armor as something similar to a full body glove.
Of course, it’s not all that bad. Pedro also explained how wearing it makes him feel like the character. “It’s ironic that you can’t see any facial expression because it puts you in the world so completely, and instantly makes the character feel real – but you can’t see s***!”
Hilarious but honest, Pedro didn’t fail to acknowledge the transformative power the armor holds. “When it’s on, you immediately feel powerful, protected, dangerous, and like a protector,” he said.
It’s the visor which makes the helmet hard to see through, however. Pascal explained that while the team has tried to improve the Mando suit a little bit every season, the helmet is a bit blinding to say the least. “Your breath completely fogs up the narrow slit that you can see through. There’s no peripheral vision. If there’s a hole, I’m gonna fall into it.”
Clearly the Mando armor is less comfortable than it is shiny.
During the filming of the Season 1 finale, Pedro walked into a wooden plank on set and needed to be taken to the hospital for stitches. He did come back afterwards to finish filming Chapter 8. The Mando armor not only looks fabulous on the show but it’s become a popular cosplay for fans. The internet is full of fan videos of people dressed as their favorite bounty hunter. For a character that’s helmeted for more than ninety percent of the series, Din is incredibly expressive, and fans just can’t seem to get enough of him. For Pedro and even Grogu’s sake, we will hopefully see a lot more of Din Djarin without his helmet on in Season 3. Otherwise, Pedro and whoever else dons the suit should watch out for any holes on set.
Din Djarin returns in all his armored glory in Season 3, premiering March 1st on Disney+.