Pedro Pascal’s Eye-Opening Encounter with ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Leaves Him with an Unexpected Infection
Published on May 25th, 2023 | Updated on May 25th, 2023 | By FanFest
“Pedro Pascal Opens Up About Unintended Consequences of ‘Game of Thrones‘ Fan Interactions: Eye Infection Strikes”
In a candid revelation, Pedro Pascal shared his experience with enthusiastic “Game of Thrones” fans who sought to pay homage to his character, Oberyn Martell’s gruesome death. Pascal, during a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter, disclosed how fans were keen on capturing selfies with their thumbs placed in his eyes, mirroring the infamous scene from the show. Initially, Pascal embraced the fans’ enthusiasm but soon encountered an unexpected consequence—an eye infection.
Reflecting on his earlier earnestness and joy over the success of his character, Pascal admitted to allowing fans to indulge in such gestures. However, his fondness for the tribute was short-lived, as he later found himself dealing with the aftermath of the eye-related encounters.
During the interview, Pascal was joined by esteemed drama actors, including Kieran Culkin, Evan Peters, Damson Idris, Michael Imperioli, and Jeff Bridges. Their conversation revolved around fan recognition and the dynamics of personal interactions in such instances. Culkin shared his own experiences with overzealous “Succession” fans who sometimes invade his personal space, leading to humorous “no touchy” remarks. Pascal could relate to the lack of personal space, given his own encounters with enthusiastic admirers.
Pascal’s stint on HBO’s acclaimed fantasy series was brief, taking place during the show’s fourth season. His character’s demise in episode eight, “The Mountain and the Viper,” involved the Mountain gouging Oberyn Martell’s eyes out with his thumbs before crushing his skull.
The interview shed light on the unintended consequences that can arise from fan interactions, illustrating the complexities that actors navigate in their public lives. Pascal’s anecdote serves as a cautionary tale, reminding us of the need for respectful boundaries even in moments of fan excitement and appreciation.
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