Pedro Pascal has been a Hollywood staple for years now but it can't be denied that his stock value as an actor truly skyrocketed following his involvement in The Mandalorian. The hit Lucasfilm spinoff series was not only responsible for helping reinvigorate the entire Star Wars franchise, but it also propelled Pascal's career to heights it hasn't been before. After the first season alone, he was offered high-profile roles in projects like Wonder Woman 1984 and the upcoming live-action adaptation of the popular video game series The Last of Us.
Pascal's involvement in The Last Of Us as Joel was reportedly responsible for The Mandalorian Season 3 experiencing some production delays among other things but if you found out how much money the Chilean actor makes for doing the said series, you'll be blown away and will probably understand why The Mandalorian had to be sidelined.
According to a new report from Variety which offers an in-depth look at actor's respective television salaries, Pascal's involvement in The Last of Us makes him one of the highest-paid stars on TV earning a whopping $600,000 per episode. That gives him a total of $6,000,000 for appearing in 10 episodes of the upcoming series.
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It's already safe to assume at this point that Pascal's net worth will only get bigger in the coming years considering he has become of Hollywood's most in-demand stars. It's also worth mentioning that there are rumors swirling online suggesting that his time in the Star Wars franchise is far from over and he may very well be due for another huge paycheck. I gotta say, I'm totally thrilled about it because he deserves all the opportunities that are coming his way.
The Last of Us has not been given an official release date. Meanwhile, The Mandalorian Season 3 is expected to begin production next month.