Pedro Pascal, known for his roles in "Game of Thrones," "Narcos,", "The Last of Us" and "The Mandalorian," has a passionate love for books. Pascal is not just an actor, he is also an avid reader who has a particular fondness for classic literature and contemporary writers. Over the years, he has publicly shared some of his favorite books and writers on social media platforms, revealing his love for literature.
"I read the Tyrion chapters in Book 3 after I got the part, and it helped me a lot, and there's such a richness in George R.R. Martin's language and there are things that are described that can only be played, I guess, on screen, so it was very informative to me." - Pedro Pascal
One of his favorite reads is the classic novel "Crime and Punishment" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Pascal admitted in a Reddit AMA, that although the book may sound highbrow, it was a page-turner for him. He found himself engrossed in the story and captivated by the characters. Another book that left a lasting impression on him was "Watership Down" by Richard Adams, which he read as a child. The book was grueling, and Pascal remembers being deeply moved by the story.
As for classic literature, Pascal is a sucker for anything by J.D. Salinger. He mentions that he is a big fan of his and loves reading anything written by the author. This includes "Franny and Zooey" as one of his favorite books. Pascal's love for literature extends beyond classic literature to include contemporary writers. Pascal is a fan of Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Daphne du Maurier.
Pascal has also mentioned a few books on social media that have piqued his interest. One such book is "The Urge: Our History of Addiction” by Carl Erik Fisher, which he shared on his Instagram account. He has also shows celebrated is own spanish-spoken heritage by mentioned two books by Sebastiano Mauri, "Disfruta del Problema" and "La Nuova Terra," as being on his reading list.
"One of my favorite characters that was a superhero to me was Beatrix Kiddo in the Kill Bill movies, played by Uma Thurman in the Kill Bill Movies 1 & 2. For me she is one of the fiercest movie characters of all time." - Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal's love for literature is evident from his diverse reading list. He has read books from different genres, ranging from classic literature to contemporary fiction. Pascal's love for reading is also reflected in his acting career, where he brings a sense of depth and nuance to his performances.
Pascal's love for literature is a testament to the power of books to inspire, entertain, and inform. Pascal's reading list shows that he is not just a talented actor, but also a passionate reader. His love for literature is an inspiration to others to discover the joys of reading and to find their own favorite books.
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