Pedro Pascal is having a great 2023. The Last of Us is the buzziest show of the year. He’d already developed a cult following after Game of Thrones when he played Oberyn Martell. And of course there’s The Mandalorian. But The Last of Us has taken him to the next level. Which might explain the meme that has been everywhere this month from The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which Pedro hilariously co-stars with Nicolas Cage and a scene in which they’re on LSD. It’s a crazy stupid movie and I love it, and according to Know Your Meme, it originated with this TikTok…


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…and just kept spreading. This one is my favourite because it pretty much represents my relationship with my husband. I do this every night. 


In real life, though, Pedro’s best friend is Sarah Paulson. They were together, partying, at one point on Oscar night. 

But Pedro didn’t go to Beyoncé’s Gold Party with Sarah. Instead the internet’s Daddy was seen arriving with someone else: Bradley Cooper. Which is exactly the kind of friendship social media would pop off over. So now I’m wondering if it’s just a matter of time. 


Let’s take a moment now though to appreciate Pedro’s Daddy style over the last few months. Because he’s also going viral for his fits. As GQ declared a couple of weeks ago, we have been witnessing “The Sudden Fashion-Daddy Arrival of Pedro Pascal” which have made him “the most interesting person on the red carpet”. Another example of how the clothes are part of the work. Because it’s not just his performance in The Mandalorian and The Last of Us, it’s also how his wardrobe supports his professional Daddy image, from the yellow shirt with the sweater tied around his shoulders:


To the cozy Daddy bomber over baggy jeans: 


With a little Daddy crochet thrown into the mix:

Pedro’s Oscar fit was also a winner. No tie, but a high collar that almost functioned like a turtleneck and pants that fall longer on the leg, bunching at the ankles, signaling that the time of above of the ankle pants on men may be coming to an end. Because Daddy Pedro says so.