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Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal Are Doing Actors on Actors Because Someone Wants Me Dead


ewan mcgregor as obi-wan and pedro pascal as din djarin

THE GODS HAVE SMILED UPON ME AND ME ALONE (and also a lot of the internet but just go with it) by giving us an Actors on Actors with Pedro Pascal and Ewan McGregor. Yes, my brain did short-circuit. Actors on Actors is always a wildly fun time because you get to see some of your favorite performers talking to each other about acting, and there is a very casual nature about it all. There isn’t the pressure of whoever is interviewing them to know everything, there isn’t this air of promoting something. It’s just two creatives having a conversation and as someone who loves talking about acting and the process of it all, I’m fascinated by them all.

This time again, Variety decided to come straight for my jugular by having Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal together. Does it make sense? Sure, they’re both in the Star Wars universe and now they’ve both worked with Indira Varma, and they have both taken up too much space in my little noggin throughout the years. So of course they’re interviewing each other so my Moulin Rouge-loving, Pedro Pascal-enthusiast self can combust.

I hope that Ewan McGregor talks to Pedro Pascal about playing Javier Peña on Narcos and then I hope that Pascal turns around and asks Ewan McGregor about Moulin Rouge, so then whatever little bit of sanity I had left in this world can leave me. (Fingers crossed that Pedro Pascal is a Moulin Rouge fan for my wellbeing.) 

But this upcoming season of interviews is filled with stars we know and love, and it’s going to be an exciting time—especially given that we will get to hear Jason Sudeikis tell Kathryn Hahn that she is the Meryl Streep of comedy (a correct and good statement).

The full list from Variety includes interviews between Kathryn Hahn and Jason Sudeikis (kill me), Regé-Jean Page and Emma Corrin, Kaley Cuoco and Elizabeth Olsen, and more!

Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”) with Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”)
Ewan McGregor (“Halston”) with Pedro Pascal (“The Mandalorian”)
Nicole Kidman (“The Undoing”) with Chris Rock (“Fargo”)
Emma Corrin (“The Crown”) with Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”)
Kathryn Hahn (“WandaVision”) with Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”)
Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”) with Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”)
Bowen Yang (“Saturday Night Live”) with Jean Smart (“Hacks”)
Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”) with Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”) with Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

The chaos that is going to be Bowen Yang talking to Jean Smart … I cannot wait.

Variety, I don’t know whether I should thank you or asked what I did to deserve this emotional labor I’m going to go through watching these two have a chat, but either way, I will ascend to a higher plane of existence when this episode between Ewan McGregor and Pedro Pascal drops. So thanks for that.

(image: Lucasfilm)

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Rachel Leishman (She/Her) is an Assistant Editor at the Mary Sue. A writer her whole life but professionally starting back in 2016 who loves all things movies, TV, and classic rock. Resident Spider-Man expert, official Leslie Knope, actually Yelena Belova. Wanda Maximoff has never done anything wrong in her life. Star Wars makes her very happy. New York writer with a passion for all things nerdy. Yes, she has a Pedro Pascal podcast. And also a Harrison Ford one.