“Is that what I would be?” After Pedro Pascal, Another Marvel Star Becomes the Self-proclaimed Internet Daddy

The Last of Us star has been called the moniker due to his insanely good looks and penchant for playing caring characters.

“Is that what I would be?” After Pedro Pascal, Another Marvel Star Becomes the Self-proclaimed Internet Daddy

SUMMARY

  • Actor Pedro Pascal seems to have a competitor for her moniker as the Internet’s Daddy.
  • The Mandalorian star has been branded as Daddy due to his good looks and choosing to play fatherly characters.
  • However, his moniker was recently claimed by another Marvel star David Tennant, who appeared as Kilgrave in Jessica Jones.
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Pedro Pascal has had a terrific few years on the career front due to his acclaimed roles in The Mandalorian and The Last of Us. He has also been cast as Reed Richards a.k.a Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming MCU film Fantastic Four, which will be his official MCU debut. The actor has also been widely called the ‘Daddy’ of the Internet, which the actor believes is because of his penchant for playing loving and caring fathers.

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However, Pascal is not the only Marvel star to have taken the moniker as Doctor Who star David Tennant claimed to be a ‘Daddy’ in a recent interview. The actor played the role of Kevin Thompson a.k.a Kilgrave in the Netflix-Marvel show Jessica Jones. He was widely regarded as one of the best villains of the MCU.

Pedro Pascal Thinks He Is Called ‘Daddy’ Due To His Fatherly Roles

Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us
Pedro Pascal in The Last of Us

Actor Pedro Pascal has been called the Internet’s Daddy due to his charming good looks and s*x appeal. The actor gained prominence by featuring in shows such as Narcos and Game of Thrones. He also gained notoriety for the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle. However, his fame increased when he starred as the titular character in The Mandalorian.

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Pascal was seen last year in the HBO show The Last of Us which earned the actor universal acclaim. The actor was nominated for a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for his performance as Joel in the show. Pascal has been referred to as the Internet’s Daddy due to his increased prominence. However, the actor believed that the term was attached to him for a more innocent reason.

Pedro Pascal in the poster of Fantastic Four
Pedro Pascal in the poster of Fantastic Four

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Pedro Pascal mentioned that he believed he was called a ‘Daddy’ because of his penchant for playing fatherly roles. He said,

“I am having fun with it…It seems a little role-related. There was a period where the Mandalorian is very daddy to baby Grogu, and Joel is very daddy to Ellie. These are daddy parts. That’s what it is.”

While his reasoning was innocent, the actor seemed to have leaned into the persona as he was seen acknowledging it in multiple other interviews (such as ET). Pedro Pascal was cast in another role of a responsible leader in the upcoming MCU film Fantastic Four, where he will be playing Mr. Fantastic.

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David Tennant Calls Himself A ‘Daddy’

David Tennant in Jessica Jones
David Tennant in Jessica Jones

Actor Pedro Pascal is not the only Marvel actor to have been called ‘Daddy’ by the Internet. While many Marvel stars such as Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans have been thirsted after by fans, Jessica Jones star David Tennant recently called himself a ‘Daddy’. In the interview with Attitude, the actor spoke about his familiarity with queer-friendly terms and subcultures. He said,

“I’ve heard of bears — that’s an old-school one, isn’t it? And ‘Twinkies’? Oh, and daddy. Is that what I would be? I’m an ally, rather than an active participant.”

The Doctor Who star has been a vocal ally for the LGBTQ+ community for a long time and has always made clear about his stance. David Tennant has supported the movement for decades and has come out in support of the community in various ways. According to The Pink News, the Harry Potter star wore a trans-flag-themed TARDIS badge to raise funds for charity.

David Tennant has also stood up against homophobic bullying and has shown his support against trans bullying online. Through his show Good Omens, he spread the message of inclusivity. In the show, his character Crowley, a demon shares a kiss with the angel Aziraphale, played by Charlie Sheen. In the Radio Times podcast, the actor said,

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“It’s a show about an angel and demon finding common ground, about two polar opposites helping each other out and making life easier…That’s why this show connected with a certain group of people. There is an inclusivity to the world view of Good Omens, there’s a joy in celebrating whoever you happen to be.”

The noted actor’s association with the movement and vocal support has earned him the term ‘Daddy’, although it may not be in the ‘traditional’ sense.

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Written by Nishanth A

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.