WONDER WOMAN 1984 Star Pedro Pascal Says He Gets To Ham It Up As The Villainous Maxwell Lord

The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal has opened up on his role as the villainous Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984, saying he relished the opportunity to do some "schm-acting" as the character. Check it out!

Wonder Woman 1984 has been hit by delay after delay, but it's finally set to be released in theaters (and on HBO Max) on Christmas Day. Now, we can finally look forward to seeing the Amazon warrior battle the villainous Maxwell Lord, a great villain from the comic books who has posed a threat to Diana Prince and the Justice League on more than one occasion. 

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal talked about relishing the opportunity to play the villain and ham it up as a cheesy 80s bad guy. 

"With Wonder Woman, [Gal Gadot and Kristen Wiig] are doing the action, baby, and I'm doing the schm-acting!" he tells the site. "I am hamming it up!" Pascal reportedly told the site that he even channels Nicolas Cage for one scene, and praised the screenplay for giving him everything he needed.

"I didn't have to take something and figure out how to put more flesh onto it. I had to achieve getting into the skin of what was being presented to me," he says, comparing his experience to Narcos. "For me, Colombia was almost the central character, and then I was allowed to make him depressive and to tonally interpret what the character was. And in this case [on Wonder Woman 1984], there was just so much for me to meet rather than to invent."

"That was an incredible delight and challenge because Patty Jenkins is a director who loves actors and when she sees she can ask for more, she does," Pascal concludes. "And there isn't anyone better, in my experience, to give more to."

It sounds like the actor had a lot of fun bringing the villain to life in the DC Comics sequel, and it's a shame the movie's setting - 1984 - likely means he'll be a one-and-done bad guy. 

Are you excited to see Pascal's take on Maxwell Lord in Wonder Woman 1984?


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