Pedro Pascal Did Not Ask for More Face Time in The Mandalorian

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After millions of fans were disappointed by the new Star Wars movie series, The Mandalorian was a shining light of redemption and something unique. A western series based in the Star Wars universe with a masked bounty hunter was what we needed. But when actor Pedro Pascal took off the helmet in the second season there were fans who accused the actor of asking for more screen time.

For those who have not seen The Mandalorian (where have you been?) the main character Mando aka Din Djarin belongs to a race of Mandalorian warriors. When he took up the armor and became one of the bounty hunters he took an oath to never take off the helmet in front of other people.

But in the second season of The Mandalorian, Din Djarin takes off his helmet to get some vital information. This prompted some fans on Twitter to accuse the actor of asking for more screen time and show his face. It is not the way for Mandalorians to take off their helmets and fans were disappointed, but Pedro Pascal wants to clarify that he did not as to show his face more.

Helmet Dispute – Pedro Pascal Clears the Air About Face Time Controversy

din-djarin-took-off-his-helmet-twice-in-the-mandalorian-season-2Din Djarin took off his helmet twice in The Mandalorian season 2.
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In the seventh episode of The Mandalorian season 2, Din Djarin and Mayfield infiltrate an Empire base to find the location of Moff Gideon’s ship. They dress as Stormtroopers to get inside the base but getting to the consol where the information is located and getting the data means Din has to take off his helmet.

This is the first time Pedro Pascal’s full face is seen in the series. Last time, in season 1, a slight portion was revealed but season 2 went all out with the face reveal. Din gets the data and the team gets the hell out of dodge, on their way to get the Kid back and kick Moff Gideon‘s butt.

The incident can be chalked off to The Mandalorian doing whatever it takes for the sake of Grogu, so no issues there. But when Din took off his helmet again in the finale, fans questioned if the actor was asking the writers and producers to allow more face shots.

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There was a lot of talk among fans on Twitter, calling the actor selfish and claiming that is not the way. But in an interview with a UK outlet, Pedro Pascal cleared the air, saying everything that is done is for the sake of the story and he has not made any demands about his face.

“That is not true, actually,” the actor explained. “It’s a really wonderful way of telling a story. It’s always been a very clear creed for the character. The collaborative process of the whole thing. We’ve all been on the same page with this. What I want is for them to make the best show possible, however they get that done.”

Pedro Pascal was definitely shocked to hear those accusations. But even after seeing the shocked reaction of the actor, some fans were not convinced he had nothing to do with Din showing his face more often. We understand the need for Din to take off his helmet, it showed the care and love he had for Grogu, so you will not hear us complain.

When will The Mandalorian Season 3 be Released?

The Mandalorian is without a doubt the most successful original property on Disney+. The adventure show has a massive fan base and the show itself has become a launching platform for other Star Wars property coming to Disney+.

With the level of success, The Mandalorian is enjoying it was not a surprise when Disney+ renewed the show for a third season. But as for the release date for The Mandalorian season 3, you are going to have to wait a long time.

The production has already clarified that The Book of Boba Fett will arrive before The Mandalorian. So, get cozy as it is going to be a long hiatus before we get to see The Mandalorian season 3.

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