Pedro Pascal's 'SNL' Monologue Morphs Into Emotional Argument For Immigration

“They were so brave," the "Last of Us" star said of his parents, who fled the brutal Pinochet regime in Chile.
Pedro Pascal on "Saturday Night Live."
Pedro Pascal on "Saturday Night Live."
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Pedro Pascal, star of the hit series “The Last of Us,” joked in his “Saturday Night Live” monologue this weekend about looking like a creep while FaceTiming with a 6-year-old fan of his character in “The Mandalorian” — at the request of the boy’s dad.

Of course, the kid had “no idea who I am, because my character wears a mask for the entire show,” Pascal explained.

“So the guy’s like, ‘Just do the Mando voice,’” Pascal went on. “But the Mando voice is, like, a bedroom voice. Without the mask, it just sounds porny. So, people walking by on the street just see me whispering to a 6-year-old kid: ‘I can bring you in warm, or I can bring you in cold.’”

Then Pascal, born in Chile, slipped into a quick summary of his life that became suddenly emotionally powerful as he spoke about moving to the U.S. Pascal told the audience that his parents escaped the repressive Pinochet regime with his sister and him when he was just 9 months old.

“They were so brave, and without them I wouldn’t be here in this wonderful country,” he said, his voice breaking. “And I certainly wouldn’t be standing here with you all tonight.”

Many of his relatives are still in Chile, and they love giving out his phone number whenever they can, Pascal quipped.

He issued a heartfelt message to them, then translated: “I love you, I miss you — and stop giving out my phone number.”

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