“I got a bit of an eye infection”: Pedro Pascal Risked His Own Safety To Be Nice To Fans After Feeling Like He Owed It To Game of Thrones

Pedro Pascal Risked His Own Safety To Be Nice To Fans After Feeling Like He Owed It To Game of Thrones

Actor Pedro Pascal is known for portraying his characters with authenticity and depth. He first gained recognition for his work as Oberyn Martell in HBO’s television series Game of Thrones, where he captivated audiences with his intensity and strong on-screen presence.

Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal

His character unfortunately dies brutally in the series, but the role made Pascal a well-known name in the industry. After his character got his skull crushed by Gregor “The Moutain” Clegane in the TV series, whenever fans met Pascal in public, they requested to put their fingers in his eyes, referencing his character’s death. As a result, the actor developed an eye infection.

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Pedro Pascal got an eye infection because he let fans put their fingers in his eyes

Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal

In May, actor Pedro Pascal appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s Actor Roundtable with fellow actors Kieran Culkin, Jeff Bridges, Michael Imperioli, Evan Peters, and Damson Idris. During the candid conversation, Pascal recalled his crazy fan interactions,

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“I remember, earlier on, because of Game of Thrones and the way my character died, people were super into taking selfies with their thumbs in my eyes. At first, I was so earnest and happy about the success of the character in the show, and I’d let them! In New York, of all places! and then I remember getting a bit of an eye infection.”

In the show, Gregor “The Moutain” Clegane crushes Pascal’s character, Oberyn Martell’s skull by pushing both his thumbs into his eye sockets. Using his success from Game of Thrones, Pascal went on to showcase his talent in many hits like, Narcos, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and Wonder Woman 1984.

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Pedro Pascal reacted to fans calling him “daddy

Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal

It is quite common for people to call Pascal “daddy” on social media. Further in the interview, Pascal addressed the internet’s obsession with the nickname. The actor explained that he is still processing this,


“I am having fun with it, it seems a little role-related.”

The actor assumed that because of his roles as father in projects like The Mandalorian and The Last of Us is the reason why people call him that. With his talent and charisma, Pascal’s career continues to ascend to new heights, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating his next remarkable performance. Without a doubt, Game of Thrones played a significant role in making Pascal one of the best actors in the entertainment industry.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter’s Actor Roundtable

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