“Stupid actors that are trying to be cool”: Pedro Pascal Felt Terrified While Training at Quantico, Thought He’d Be Caught Doing Drugs

Pedro Pascal had a bizarre time while training for his role in Narcos!

Pedro Pascal Felt Terrified While Training at Quantico, Thought He’d Be Caught Doing Drugs

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  • Pedro Pascal played D.E.A. agent, Javier Peña, in the TV series Narcos
  • He shared that he met the man he was playing in the series and spent time training with him in Quantico
  • However, he was very scared all the time spent training there for a hilarious reason!
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Hollywood actors often go to great lengths to prepare for their roles and it gets even more crucial when the character is based on a real individual or personality. Pedro Pascal, who is known for starring in Game of Thrones, The Mandalorian, and The Last of Us also followed the same while preparing for his role in the crime drama Narcos.

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Pedro Pascal

He portrayed a D.E.A. agent, Javier Peña, in the TV series and has shared that he met the man he was playing in the series and spent time training with him in Quantico. However, throughout his training, he couldn’t shake off the feeling of fear of fear.

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Pedro Pascal Feared Getting Caught During His Narcos Training

The Netflix crime drama Narcos features Pedro Pascal as Javier Peña, a D.E.A. agent who was assigned with the task of bringing down the drug lord Pablo Escobar. During his appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the actor shared that he met and spent some time with the person he’s playing in the series.

Narcos
Narcos

I met him. I spent time with him,” he shared. The actor also shared that they went to Quantico, the renowned training facility for the FBI, with his co-star Boyd Holbrook, who also portrayed a D.E.A. agent, Steve Murphy, in the series. He trained with his co-star and the D.E.A. agents for a week and described his experience as “weird.”

The Last of Us star shared that he couldn’t help but think about doing every dr*g they talked about during their training. “Every dr*g they talk about, I can only think about doing it,” he shared before adding, “Not that I have or anything.”

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Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook in Narcos (2015)
Pedro Pascal and Boyd Holbrook in Narcos (2015)

And he couldn’t shake off the fear that he would be caught for having thoughts of doing something like that. “Like I’m gonna get caught for my thoughts,” he told the talk show host. However, it was not the only thing that troubled the actor during his training period in Quantico.

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Pedro Pascal Shared His Terrifying Training Methods

During his conversation with Stephen Colbert, Pedro Pascal also shared that while training for the series, he did a tactical simulation in which he was required to follow a scenario to buy dr*gs from somebody’s house.

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A still from Narcos (2015)
A still from Narcos (2015)

“This was all in Quantico. You have like a description of what you’re supposed to do and supposed to ask,” he shared. When Pascal visited the fake house he was supposed to buy dr*gs from, that man invited him in, leaving the actor terrified.

“I know these D.E.A. agents are having fun with the stupid actors who are trying to be cool at Quantico,” he recalled his thoughts at the moment, believing that they were trying to trick the actor into entering the house. He did manage to control the situation and refused to enter the house.

Javier Pena and Steve Murphy with the Narcos cast
Javier Pena and Steve Murphy with the Narcos cast

However, he was later told that things would have been worse if he entered the house, as he would have been shot in the head with “real blanks.” Pascal shared that his being an actor turned out to be pretty helpful for him during the tactical simulation, as he followed his instinct not to go in the house.

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Narcos is available on Netflix.

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Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.