One of the most-watched series The Last of Us is still fresh in people’s eyes. The series opened up at a time when people suffer from a fungus disease that turns people into monsters. A guy named Joel and little girl Ellie team up to survive in adverse conditions. The series got Pedro Pascal lots of appreciation. But what if you come to know that the role was offered to Matthew McConaughey?
Matthew McConaughey offered Joel in The Last Of Us
This might come as a shock that Matthew McConaughey was offered Pascal’s role in the game-turned-series. In a recent interview on a podcast, the showrunner Craig Maizen told that Matthew was in talks for Joel in ‘The Last Of Us’.
“I did talk to Matthew. I can’t say that it was a series [of conversations]. It was more of a, ‘Hey, here’s something to talk about,'” explained Mazin, who oversaw the series beside fellow showrunner and video game creator, Neil Druckmann.-according to People. Later the role was given to Pedro Pascal.
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon, Pedro said that he forgot he has got the role in The Last of Us. “I get a call that I got the job after I took the Ambien, and so I was excited I guess, but I didn’t remember,” the actor recalled. “I woke up in the morning and the first thing that occurred to me was like, ‘Oh man, I really want that job.”- People
The Last of Us– Pedro Pascal
The series turnout from a video game is one of the milestones in Pedro Pascal’s career. The actor also played Din Djarin, the Mandalorian- a spinoff of Star Wars. The series features Disney+ is also one of the most-watched series of this year and the previous year.
During Graham Norton’s show, he mentioned that he called his sister and his nephews to tell them he got the role in The Last of Us and his nephews went crazy after he broke the news and said ‘better get this role.’