Pedro Pascal shares what it was like to work alongside Nicolas Cage, one of his heroes, in the upcoming movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.
Pedro Pascal has shared that he couldn’t believe he got to act alongside Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. The movie is set to follow Cage, who stars as himself, as he begins to give up on his acting career and accepts a paid invitation to attend the birthday party of a billionaire super-fan named Javi Gutierrez (Pascal). Unbeknownst to Cage, Javi is a dangerous crime lord, and he gets recruited by CIA operatives Vivian (Tiffany Haddish) and Ray (Ike Barinholtz) to put an end to his reign. After experiencing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the comedy film is set to hit theaters on April 22.
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But the end result of the film was only a small part of the rewarding experience for Pascal. The Mandalorian actor discussed what it was like to work with Cage in an interview to promote the film shared by Movie Extras Videos on YouTube. Pascal shared that the experience was simply indescribable as he got to stand and work alongside one of his “heroes.” With a life spent watching and studying film, Pascal saw Cage on the screen often, and getting to hear the call of “Action!” right beside him was something out of a dream. See everything he had to say about the experience below:
I would never have imagined I would ever actually, you know, meet one of my heroes. Whether I liked it or not, I saw his movies more than I saw other people’s movies. So, I don’t know how to describe what it was like in terms of being here and having this experience, because on the first day of shooting and saying ‘Action!’ I’m in a scene with Nicolas Cage. I know how sycophantic it sounds, but that’s the way it is.
The film is one of Pascal’s first comedic works, a stark contrast to his time spent in Disney+’s The Mandalorian and his upcoming role in HBO’s The Last of Us, but a welcomed partner alongside Netflix’s upcoming comedy The Bubble. With his talent and range, this will likely prove to be yet another smash role for the ever-growing star. As for Cage, this will be a great opportunity to have some fun with himself while honoring his earlier works, an idea that convinced Cage to sign on after he initially rejected it. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent team-up between Cage and Pascal already looks to be just as special as Pascal described behind-the-scenes and can be seen by its audience next month. The film will premiere at SXSW on March 12.
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