Pedro Pascal’s SAG Anxiety: ‘Last of Us’ Star’s Brush with Panic Attack

25th February, 2024

Pedro Pascal openly acknowledged being in a “drunken” state and unreservedly expressing himself in his acceptance speech after winning Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series at the 2024 SAG Awards.

The star of HBO’s The Last of Us, where he portrays Joel, triumphed over contenders Brian Cox, Billy Crudup, Kieran Culkin, and Matthew Macfadyen, marking a memorable moment in his career.

Taking to the stage, Pedro seemed visibly emotional as he said: “This is wrong, for several reasons. Umm, I’m a little drunk. I thought I could get drunk.”

“Thank you, HBO,” he said. “Jeez Louise, I’m making a fool of myself, but thank you so much for this. This is an incredible f—ing honor.”

Pedro maintained his trademark suave appearance, donning a classic ensemble that included an unbuttoned white button-down, black slacks, and polished black shoes.

“This is on Netflix,” he added, referring to him being able to swear. He then went on to thank his family before his voice began to crack as he got even more emotional.

“I’m going to have a panic attack, and I’m going to leave,” he concluded.