Pascal told Fallon that he was in London at the time having late-night talks with Craig Mazin, the executive producer of The Last of Us who was in Los Angeles at the time.
“They said, ‘Will you stay up a bit later…’ – at this point, it was getting a bit late in London – ‘…to talk to Neil Druckmann, the creator of the video game?'” Pascal said. .
The actor recalled that those discussions went on much later into the night and that he had an early morning the next day. “I take an Ambien to go to sleep just in case,” he added. “I felt that my adrenaline and my hopes had risen… but I get a call and they tell me that I got the job after taking Ambien. So I was excited, I guess, but I didn’t remember,” said the Chilean.
“I woke up in the morning and the first thing that came to my mind was, ‘Oh man, I really want that job… I’m going to wait by the phone all day. This hasn’t happened in a long time. I’m going to think about it. all day,” the actor, who was also part of the Andor.
Fortunately, that did not happen like that. It was when she looked at her phone and saw a congratulatory message. “I was like, ‘Oh yeah! I got the job!'” Pascal exclaimed.
In the end it was just a problem of schedules and lack of sleep, currently the face of the Santiago actor is everywhere thanks to the success of the series adapted from the video game of the same name.
The Last of Us It has become the favorite series of this 2023, an apocalyptic odyssey starring “Joel” (Pascal) and “Ellie” (Bella Ramsey). “Joel” is a hardened survivor living in a Boston-area quarantine zone, still grieving the death of his daughter 20 years after a fungal plague decimated the human population. “Ellie” is a smart 13-year-old girl with a mysterious immunity to the virus that makes her a central character in this sci-fi story.