As if The last of us hasn’t made us all cry enough already, there’s at least one upcoming moment with Pedro Pascal’s Joel that’s sure to pound into our hearts. The latest comments are coming out The last of us showrunner Craig Mazin, who says there’s at least one impending moment that’s sure to hit us.
“I don’t think we’re going backwards that long, but Joel’s past determines his future,” Mazin said of possible flashbacks in a new chat with TVLine. “There’s a point where I just think about that too [hits] me so hard.”
Mazin credited the moment to Pascal’s acting chops and applauded the lead role for making Joel one of the hottest characters on television.
“Pedro Pascal’s portrayal of Joel has so much soul and humanity, and vulnerability, especially when Joel is alone,” the writer added. “You know? He must be a tough guy around everyone, but when he’s alone, that’s when you see all that soul.”
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As shown in the final episode of the series, Mazin, Neil Druckmann, and the writers’ room behind the show chose to deviate from the source material in an attempt to flesh out the story between Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett). to work.
“I think on a show like this, where the world around our characters is constantly pushing them…there’s a tendency for endings to be tragic and violent and abrupt and premature,” Mazin recently said of the change. “And I thought it was important to show how a relationship can last, and then end naturally. Because death is a very natural thing to do.”
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