If you are a fan of the YouTube series “Hot Ones,” today is a good day. “The Mandalorian” and “The Last of Us” star Pedro Pascal just joined host Sean Evans to chat about his career over a series of successively hotter and hotter chicken wings. It’s a brilliant show, and if you haven’t watched it yet, you are in for a very spicy treat.
The episode digs deep into some fun moments in Pascal’s career, like when he played a goth on “Law and Order” and how emotional he got acting against a puppet. Speaking of fun, there was no way Evans would let one of Pascal’s stranger (and wonderful) films go by: “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” with Nicolas Cage. Pascal plays Javi, a wealthy fan obsessed with Cage’s career. Cage plays a fictional version of himself who needs the big chunk of money he was promised for appearing at Javi’s birthday party. There are drug lords, cliff diving, some well-deserved praise for “Paddington 2,” and a very special room full of Cage memorabilia.
In the “Hot Wings” episode, Evans asks Pascal about the rumor that everyone in the cast got Nicolas Cage pillows signed by the man himself. The pillow Evans is referring to is the sequin one with Cage’s face on it that we see in Javi’s shrine to the actor — you know, the ones where you can move the sequins back and forth to change the image. As it turns out, Cage was a little weirded out by that pillow, which is odd, because I want one so badly.
‘Well, That’s Just Creepy’
Pedro Pascal revealed that he hid the pillows from Nic Cage. He said that when people asked him to get the pillows signed, he told them, “No, no, no, no, he’s not ready. He’s not ready. He’s not ready. He doesn’t want to see it. And then I think we all got them at the end.”
Look at that thing on the shelf in the picture. It’s … horrifying. And I have a powerful need for it. Pascal explained the scene and Cage’s reaction to the pillow when he saw it. He said:
My character had this collector’s room of everything from his movies and a life-size model of him from ‘Face/Off,’ and we put this pillow in the scene. He wanted to get rid of it, and I said, ‘No! I think it should stay.’ And then he was like, ‘Fine, so he’ll play —’ and he points to it, and he’s like, ‘Uh, that’s weird.’ And he, like, changed his face [moved the sequins], and I was like, ‘No, it’s nice!’ and I put it back, and they kept it in the movie. That was definitely an improvised moment. The one time I was disagreeing with him.”
You have to love that such a weird thing came out of improv. I don’t know about you, but this is one of those films where I really want to see all the improv outtakes that they didn’t leave in.
“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” is currently streaming on Starz.
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March 10, 2023