Gladiator 2 star Paul Mescal revealed that before filming the movie, he was so intimidated by Pedro Pascal that he couldn’t even talk to him…
Interview by Respected, Paul MescalStar Gladiator 2the long-awaited sequel to the 2000 cult film directed by Ridley ScottHe stated that he was particularly intimidated Pedro Pascal before starting shooting.
Gladiator 2, Paul Mescal Couldn’t Talk To Pedro Pascal: “I Was Really Terrified”
Being part of an important project such as Gladiator 2 This is certainly a challenge, just as meeting new colleagues on set can be a source of stress and anxiety: and this is what happened Paul Mescal. The protagonist of “Ordinary People” and “Afterson” revealed that at first he was very afraid of existence Pedro Pascalhis partner in the movie, even to talk to him.
In an interview given to RespectedBefore the writers’ and actors’ strike reached its climax, mescal He revealed that he met The Last Of Us star at LAX airport shortly before announcing his participation in The Last Of Us Gladiator 2. At the end he mentioned that the actor is the same Pedro Pascal To approach and introduce yourself:
“He seemed so honest and sweet. I really can’t wait to spend more time with him.”
In the sequel to the film starring Russell Crowe, the story will center around the character of Lucius (Paul Mescal), son of Lucilla and nephew of the evil Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) in the first movie. mescal he Said Hollywood Reporter He didn’t have to audition for the role, but he met him directly Scott, with whom they discussed what kind of story they would like to tell the audience. Filming, which began in mid-June, was halted due to the strike. Paul Mescal He had previously stated that Anon would share many details about the film, due to the extra stress and anxiety he felt when participating in such a huge project. In fact, the actor has always been working in independent films, while he was the only actor Gladiator 2 It will be, for all intents and purposes, his first major cinematic experience:
There are no words to express the amount of tension I feel when talking about this film in particular, because it is the biggest film I have ever been in. I feel really excited, but, I also feel that it is hard to separate from the legacy that the film brings, I think it is written Really well done and pays homage to the first part, but it’s also a project I could be a part of and make my own.”
For now, in the cast Gladiator 2 are present Paul Mescal, Pedro Pascal, Denzel Washington, May Kalimawi, Peter Mensah, Lucas diedl Derek Jacoby E Joseph Quinnas well as return Connie Nielsen, who will reprise her role as Lucilla from the first film. Although filming is currently prohibited, the film is scheduled to be released on November 24, 2024.
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