Pedro Pascal, the man of the hour, has taken the ‘Hot Ones’ challenge - trying to woof down 10 hot wings, each one more spicer than the next, while also being interviewed.
Riding high from a stellar run of appearing in hit shows ‘The Last of Us’, ‘Narcos’, ‘Game of Thrones’, and ‘The Mandalorian’, Pedro immediately displays why he is ‘that guy’ in Hollywood at the moment.
“I wonder how much of this is going to get caught on my astonishing moustache,” he says to kick off the challenge, before immediately wiping the mo’ with a napkin.
Apart from the immediate aspect of having to deal with spicy food, the other foundation of ‘Hot Ones’ is the unique, intriguing, well-researched questions that host Sean Evans asks his A-list celebrity guests.
I won’t spoil anything, but Pedro talks about what it’s like playing flawed but heroic characters, his long-time fandom of Nicholas Cage, and having to have his eyes gruesomely gouged out of his head on two separate occasions.
Eventually, as all guests on Hot Ones find out, the spice really, REALLY starts hitting. When they take on ‘Da Bomb’ - an infamously horrific hot sauce - Pedro calls out Sean for his smooth, unassuming interview style while putting his guest’s tongue through hell.
“You tell me I’m doing well and then you try to kill me,” he says before gargling milk and making some requests.
“Can somebody step in here and let me bite into their flesh? Can someone give me a cup of blood?”
The further he gets through ‘the wings of death’ the more he sweats, burps, and feels the spice creeping around his body.
“I’m learning where all my nerve endings are around the lips,” he says.
Pedro finishes the interviewing by giving a plan of his day.
"I think I'm going to go the Whitney Museum this afternoon, unless I shit myself. Goodbye."