Pedro Pascal Explains Why He Thinks Fans Call Him 'Daddy'
As the star of two current major television franchises, there are few actors hotter than Pedro Pascal right now. But the price of fame comes with the adulation and obsession from fans, which can sometimes, well, get kind of weird.
Such is the case of the internet labeling Pascal a "daddy," which is essentially a catchall term of endearment for a male celebrity who has captured the love and adoration of a thirsty internet. And the 48-year-old, Chilean-born actor has only exacerbated his newfound status, joking at the red carpet premiere of The Last of Us back in January, "I am your cool, slutty daddy."
Now, in a drama actors roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, alongside Kieran Culkin, Jeff Bridges, Michael Imperioli, Evan Peters, and Damson Idris; Pascal was asked about his "daddy" status, and whether he was having fun with it. And while he admits that he doesn't mind, he also had a bit of a wholesome explanation for the phenomenon.
"Yeah, I am having fun with it," Pascal explained. "[The daddy thing] seems a little role-related. There was a period where the Mandalorian is very daddy to baby Grogu, and Joel is very daddy to Ellie. These are daddy parts. That’s what it is."
The following exchange then transpired between Pascal, Culkin, and Bridges:
BRIDGES: Are you a daddy?
PASCAL: I’m not a daddy and (looks directly to camera) I’m not going to be a daddy.
CULKIN: I’m a daddy. Nobody likes my daddy parts.
PASCAL: Did you just say, “Nobody likes my daddy parts”?
CULKIN: They like your daddy parts. (Laughter.)
You can catch Pascal's "daddy parts" on season three of The Mandalorian, which just wrapped up its third season on Disney+; or on HBO's The Last of Us, which will likely see a delay in season two due to the ongoing writer's strike.