One Of Pedro Pascal's Favorite Things About The Mandalorian Has Nothing To Do With Star Wars

While there's obviously a lot of work involved with putting Disney+'s The Mandalorian together, it definitely looks like everyone is having a blast making the magic happen. Even though no one can actually see his face, star Pedro Pascal is definitely enjoying himself beneath Mando's signature mask, and in ways that fans might not automatically expect. In fact, Pascal recently shared one of his favorite things about working on The Mandalorian, and it's got little to do with anything specific from the world of Star Wars.

While speaking with EW about The Mandalorian Season 2 and some of his other impending projects, such as the recently screened blockbuster Wonder Woman 1984, Pedro Pascal explained how overjoyed he was to once again work with recurring co-star Amy Sedaris, who appeared twice so far this season as Mando's mechanic pal Peli Motto. (One of those Tatooine-set appearances tied into a direct callback to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, too.) Pascal is clearly someone who enjoys a good laugh, as he said:

I followed Amy Sedaris around like a puppy. [I was] like, ‘Hey again. I’m not leaving your side until you wrap,’ and she’s like, ‘Cool.’ I love The Child — it really is adorable — and it is so fascinating to see it work, but somebody who makes you spit-laugh right into your helmet will always be my favorite thing.

It's not hard to understand why Pedro Pascal would occasionally be inspired to get the inside of Mando's mask sloppy with spit after laughing particularly hard at something Amy Sedaris said. Having made her big break with the cult TV comedy Strangers with Candy, Sedaris has been making fans guffaw for many years now, and she was one of the best things about BoJack Horseman. Not to mention her hilarious truTV home-entertaining series At Home with Amy Sedaris. I can only imagine she would be a hoot to hang out with in the middle of the Star Wars universe.

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While Mando is pretty funny in an extremely dry sort of way throughout The Mandalorian thus far, Pedro Pascal is not typically known for joining the most gut-busting projects out there. From Game of Thrones to Narcos to Graceland to The Good Wife, so much of his TV career in particular is geared toward dramas. That said, he enjoyed the heck out of himself when taking part in the somewhat recent Community virtual reunion / table read.

So even though a lot of fans out there would probably think messing around with Baby Yoda might be the coolest thing to do while on the set of The Mandalorian, never underestimate the power of a good spit take. It probably helps that Pedro Pascal also gets to share scenes with funny-ass people like Horatio Sans, Bill Burr, Taika Waititi, John Leguizamo and many more.

Fans are currently waiting to see what will happen next with Baby Yoda now that he's in Moff Gideon's clutches. (Those tiny little shackles were the best!) Will one of Star Wars' most famous Jedi Knights show up to save him, or will it be a Jedi that fans are less familiar with? I can't wait to find out, and I know I'm far from the only one.

The Mandalorian airs Fridays on Disney+, with new episodes releasing at 3:01 a.m. ET. To see what other new and returning shows are on the way soon, head to our Fall TV 2020 premiere schedule and our Winter and Spring 2021 TV release guide.

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