The Last of Us star Pedro Pascal says he’s afraid to host Saturday Night Live

Pedro Pascal was part of the Star Wars universe and the villain in one Wonderwoman movie, but he’s still intimidated by the prospect of hosting Saturday Night Live. Joking that “there’s a wall of pure fear” when you get the call to host, Pascal shared The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that adds to the professionalism of the cast and crew SNL makes it easier to deal with as the week progresses. Naturally, Saturday Night Live is a television and comedy institution, but that’s only part of what makes it so intimidating. It is also a rarity on TV to have a live show that is seen by millions of people.

Pascal was born only about six months earlier Saturday Night Live premiered in 1975, which means that, like so many artists before him, he can’t remember when SNL was not on the air. He hosts tomorrow’s episode with musical guest Coldplay.

“Are you nervous for me?” He joked, adding: “I’m super excited. I think it’s at the top of everyone’s bucket list. I’m scared. There’s a wall of pure fear that you start with I think, and then it’s such a well-oiled machine. Everyone is so amazing and talented, and they break apart these blocks of white-hot terror for you with big cue cards.”

You can see the full interview below.

Pascal, who also plays along The Mandalorian, has become one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actors. He played Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984 and appeared alongside Nicolas Cage in The unbearable weight of enormous talent. Of The last of ushe appears in the rare video game adaptation that seems to please both critics and fans of the game.

In The last of usAfter a global pandemic destroys civilization, a hardened survivor takes charge of a 14-year-old girl who may be humanity’s last hope. Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian, Wonder Woman 1984) and Bella Ramsey (HBO’s His Dark Materials and Game of Thrones) play Joel and Ellie.

For more The last of us content, check out ComicBook and Entertainment Tonight’s new podcast: The Last of Pods. The podcast features breakdowns of each episode, interviews with special guests from the show, and more. The last of us airs every Sunday on HBO and HBO Max at 9 p.m. Eastern, with The Last of Pods debuting immediately after each show.

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