In recent years, much has been said about the importance of inclusion and diversity in the entertainment industry. While there are those who show their dissatisfaction and argue that companies try to impose "progressive propaganda," more and more actors and personalities support representation in the media.
Among the people advocating for diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry, we find none other than Pedro Pascal, the Chilean actor famous for his roles in The Last of Us, The Mandalorian, Game of Thrones, and many more.
"People get very upset, but who cares?" Pedro Pascal, star of The Last of Us, approves of diversity and inclusion
In a recent interview with Variety magazine, the Hollywood celebrity shared his opinion on representation in movies and series. Specifically, he considers it important to select actors based on their talent and abilities, as he believes it is a mistake to limit characters and roles to a racial identity.
The Chilean actor acknowledges that racial changes can upset people, but he assures that it is one of the best ways to change the situation in the industry.
"I think change is really important, and the best way to continue representation is to put a person in a role that doesn't limit the character to racial identity. Especially if it's an IP we're familiar with or a book. People get very upset about those kinds of things, but who cares? That's the best way to change things: be open about casting in every way," said Pedro Pascal.
Finally, the 59-year-old Chilean actor acknowledges that many Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and novice actors see him as a role model.
The stance of the film and television star is not surprising. We must remember that he has a transgender sister, while Bella Ramsey, star of The Last of Us, stated that she is non-binary.
But tell us, do you agree with Pedro Pascal's words? Let us know in the comments.