Pedro Pascal has revealed that a key element of The Mandalorian convinced him to star in the Disney+ show! As People shares, Pascal— who plays the titular character, also known as "Din Djarin"— opened up in a new interview about his love for "Baby Yoda"!
Pascal says "Baby Yoda" is a "very special creation"
Pascal told People that he was shown a concept sketch of "Baby Yoda" before signing on to The Mandalorian, explaining it was what "immediately convinced" him to join the project. In fact, Pascal admitted he was so smitten with "Baby Yoda" that he started "cooing a little bit" once he saw the puppet used for the character!
"I'd then have conversations in the same way that we did when we were kids with our own little toys," he said of him talking to the "Baby Yoda" puppet. "It has everything to do with the amount of work that these people have put into it, because it's a very, very special creation, and it feels as such when you see it in person."
Pascal calls his costume "a delicious kind of detailed"
Pascal also talked about the iconic Mandalorian armour he wears on the critically praised Star Wars spinoff, explaining that it isn't exactly the comfiest thing! "The general rule is the better it looks, the more uncomfortable it is," the actor said.
However, Pascal shared why he ultimately doesn't mind having to deal with the complications of his costume. "It's a delicious kind of detailed, technical and at times surgical work," he explained, "but it ends up looking so good that it turns out to be worth it."
Season 2 of the The Mandalorian recently started airing on Disney+, making its debut on October 30. The streaming service also released a 'making of' documentary series about the show's first season in honour of "Star Wars Day"— aka May the 4th— this year!