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sarah paulson there was one pedro pascal The fan decades before the rest of the world caught on. Paulson recently reflected on their past friendship in Pascal’s cover story for the April/May 2023 issue of Esquire. They also shared anecdotes from their early days in Hollywood: specifically, Paulson gave Pascal daily acting gigs in the early 2000s to help the struggling actor feed himself.
Pascal met Paulson in 1993 while attending NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York City. Paulson said, “We went to the movies all the time in those years, and we got so lost in them. You can fill in the blanks about why all you want, but I think there were some things we wanted to see.” Exodus mentally, emotionally, spiritually.”
“You just want him to be successful.”
After graduating from college in 1997, Pascal moved to Los Angeles, where he tried his hand at TV shows such as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Touched by an Angel.” The work wasn’t enough to keep him financially stable, though, and he moved back to New York in 2000. Struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, Pascal relies on Paulson’s kindness to keep her afloat.
“He hasn’t talked about it publicly, but there were times when I would give him my per diem from my job so I could have money to feed myself,” she said. As the failed auditions mounted, Pascal became concerned that his big acting break would never come. He told Esquire, “I’ve died so many deaths.” “My vision was that if I didn’t have some big exposure by the time I was 29, it was over, so I was constantly adjusting to dedicating my life to this profession, and giving up on the idea It looks just like I thought it would when I was a kid. There were plenty of good reasons to let go of that illusion.
Though Pascal’s road to stardom has been complicated, both financial and emotional support from friends like Paulson ultimately helped him become an award-winning actor (and one of the internet’s biggest celebrity crushes). Pascal’s recent notable roles include the title character in Disney+’s “The Mandalorian” alongside Bella Ramsey and Joel in “The Last of Us.”
Now, 30 years after the chance encounter in New York, Paulson is overjoyed that “everyone wants a piece of her.” In fact, Paulson is endorsing a new era in film led by Pascal. “You just want him to be successful,” she said. “And that to me, I feel like, is the sign of a major movie star. I’m ready to take over the reins from people from the romantic comedy past, like Bruce Willis and Mel Gibson and all these guys. He can do all that.” Ho. Remake ‘Die Hard’ with Pedro. Remake all ‘Lethal Weapon’ movies with Pedro.