“I have secrets, do you want to hear them?”
It’s no secret that Pedro Pascal is one of the charismatic and enigmatic actors on the ascent, stealing every scene he is in, whether in Game of Thrones, Narcos or the new Kingsman film released this week, in which he stars alongside Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, and Elton John…
“Just a little cast,” Pascal says. “I was patient with them, I was able to share my knowledge and my experience so I think they learned a lot,” he ironically adds.
In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Pascal plays Jack Daniels aka Agent Whiskey, and he explains that it was down to his other role as another agent, DEA agent Peña in Narcos that led to his casting.
“Matthew Vaughan saw the first season [of Narcos] – and Peña’s not marginal but he’s very much supporting in season one – and he got a little OCD on my character. That’s how I got the job. He put me through a very extensive casting process but it was Peña that he started shaping Agent Whiskey on.”
After two series of Narcos where Peña is part of a strong ensemble cast, he becomes the anchor of the show in the third, which premiered on Netflix earlier this month, taking over narration duties from Boyd Holbrook.