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Oberyn Martell is a fan favorite and the biggest new character in season 4 of Game of Thrones, but we still don’t know a whole lot about his portrayer Pedro Pascal beyond his résumé. That’s why hisnew interview with GALO Magazine is such a treat.
In the article, the Chilean-American actor speaks frankly on a variety of topics, including his family’s travels, his audition for the show, and his work on Graceland and as a director in the theater. But of course, the highlights are his insights into his role as the dangerous Prince Oberyn, newly arrived in King’s Landing and ready to play the game on his own terms.
On his character, the notorious Red Viper of Dorne, Pascal says:
I would say it was definitely the most intimidating role that I’ve ever played. David Benioff and Dan Weiss, I think, ultimately were open to whatever he may look like, as long as it inhabited the emotional truth that they were looking for, which is a man who lives through his passions completely — whether it be love or hate, rage or affection. He’s this kind of uncompromising person who will do as he feels, not what somebody thinks is right, but what feels right. Or by what he sees as a burning hunger in him, no matter how dangerous it may be, no matter what destruction it may cause. […] He goes strictly by his emotions. I think he’s very, very smart. He’s educated, but it’s all about what he’s feeling, and that sort of motivates everything. There’s something in particular that motivates him through this season, which tapped into the raw emotion and which was most important to them, and then with that comes his badass-ry. I mean that’s part of what makes him a badass — that he just doesn’t give a shit. He does what he wants, when he wants to do it. [Everyone else] is very strategic, very calculating, and often very afraid. He lives with no fear, which kind of doesn’t make him sane. He’s not crazy or anything like that, but he does something that we as human beings don’t do because it will make our lives very short — he doesn’t care.
On working with and playing off Peter Dinklage:
I was very aware of his talent growing up. I had seen him in films and on stage in New York. I had every expectation of meeting an incredibly talented and intelligent person, but he just has this razor sharp intelligence and this dry sense of humor that made me understand how David and Dan would basically only go after him for the role of Tyrion. And from the get-go, working with him was a joy. He’s the smartest person in the room; he’s without question the smartest person, and he’s also, in working, very generous. He’s very playful. I mean yes, sure, he’ll joke around and make a light environment, but when you’re actually in the scene with him, he’s just very generous and very connected to you and listening, and it’s very inspiring. It’s also a great invitation to play as well. It’s an invitation to feel very free with the material. I don’t mean with the actual writing, but just in terms of the way that the tone can fluctuate from one beat to another. It all feels really fresh and as a scene partner, it invites you to play. It was a very special experience. He’s one of the best people I’ve ever worked with.
On being a fan and the pressures of taking on a popular role:
I was a huge fan of the show before I ever auditioned for it, so I’ve never experienced anything like that — going to a location of something that I was so aware of and already so excited by, whether I had anything to do with it or not. I knew all of the actors. I was in love with all of their characters. There was an aspect of the entire series that was surreal, aside from actually having work to do. Of course, with it came tremendous challenges that were physical, emotional and the pressure of it. At that point, I was aware that this was a character in the books that readers really cared about; and, of course, I understand why — he’s a great character — [it was about] finding a way of taking the risk of satisfying them in the truest way, which [means] understanding what makes this guy tick.
It’s a nicely in-depth interview, so head on over to GALO Magazine to read the entire piece.
Ours is the Fury: Pedro seems like a smart, down-to-earth actor with a great attitude. I’m looking forward to seeing his take on the Red Viper.
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