Pedro Pascal says Baby Yoda makes him want to have kids

I’ve not seen much of Pedro Pascal’s work so I wasn’t quite as agog as most were about him. He’s handsome, of course, but I didn’t get the fury since all I’d seen was his eyes get poked out in Game of Thrones and the highly forgettable WW84 (although he was good in it). But I saw him in the very average pandemic effort from Judd Apatow, The Bubble, and Pedro was darling. I’m not a Pasgal, or whatever his stans fans are known as, but who knows? I do know that the Pasgals (if this isn’t their moniker, it really should be) are going to be knocking each other down to reach the head of the line after Pedro spoke at the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim.

Pedro was there to talk about the sequel to his hit, The Mandalorian. Pascal plays the lead, Din Djarin, but even without having seen the series I can tell you he wasn’t the star. The star was Grogu, more commonly referred to as Baby Yoda. As soon as viewers caught sight of that big-eyed, green, little wrinkle oofums with the flyaway ears, it was all over. Apparently, Pedro wasn’t immune either. Working with the tiny animatronic was such a joy, it’s made him want to have kids of his own. And he said so. Out loud, to a stadium full of drooling fans.

‘The Mandalorian‘ star Pedro Pascal has been considering becoming a first-time dad since he started working with Baby Yoda.

The actor plays the lead role of Din Djarin in the ‘Star Wars’ spin-off TV show with his character becoming the guardian of a foundling child named Grogu, who has been nicknamed Baby Yoda by fans because of his resemblance to the iconic character.

Now Pedro, 47, has revealed he’s developed a close emotional connection with Grogu and it’s made him want to start a family.

Speaking at the ‘Star Wars’ Celebration at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, he explained: “It’s the closest I’ve ever come to being a dad – so far, anyway. To see a child love his father like that – I get it. Maybe I should have one.”

During the event on Saturday (28.06.22), a teaser trailer for the upcoming third season of ‘The Mandalorian’ was screened and it showed Pedro’s character reunited with Baby Yoda.

The actor admitted he was thrilled to see Baby Yoda was still going to be part of the cast going forward, he told the convention: “My heart just exploded inside my body”.

[From Bang Showbiz via Socialite Life]

This reminds me of Diego Luna’s deep affection for Jabba the Hut. When the best make-up artists and effects people offered them a universe of creatures to choose from, they select the rubber guys run by wires. (Yes, I am still miffed Diego didn’t choose me over Jabba the G-D Hut, thankyouverymuch). For me, it’s the amount of emotion these characters elicit in these actors. “My heart just exploded inside my body,” I mean – come on. I think part of me actually melted when I heard that in Pedro’s voice. It didn’t hurt that I pictured Grogu next to him looking up and blinking in that extended way he does. And if I’m getting this squishy without even following The Mandalorian, you can just imagine what’s going on in the fandom right now.

As for Baby Yoda inspiring the desire to have kids, Pedro might want to hang out with a Baby Joe for a bit first. A 50-year-old tiny Jedi is probably less work than a months-old regular baby. I’m positive Grogu ejects less fluids at random intervals. If Pedro wants something adorable that blinks at him in a cute way, maybe he can get a sleepy kitten? Whatever his intention is, he’s going to have plenty of folks offering to co-parent with him. I hope he knows what he unleashed. I’m not one of them, I have enough kids to deal with. If he needs practice making them, however… I kid! I’m still holding out for Diego.

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  1. Bookie says:

    I volunteer to have his babies.

    • Mia4s says:

      So the queue starts behind you? Fair enough, grabbing my spot. 😁

      And I agree @Hecate, Diego is always on my list but given his two kids are now in their pre-teens/teens, he’d probably be like “LOL, no thanks, I’m good.” 🤣

    • TQ says:

      Am here for it. Sign me up, Pedro!

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      *takes ticket and gets in line*

  2. Larry says:

    Wasn’t there a rumour that he was the father of Lena Headey’s child? Or did that mystery get solved and I just missed the memo?

    • Mic says:

      You missed it. I think she lives with or married th BD

      • Mia4s says:

        She was with a the guy for awhile, but they split a few years ago. I get where the rumour came from (hot pair!) but it never made much sense. Even if she had cheated, I mean, it happens? It all seemed a bit too 1930s Hollywood that it would have to be hidden.

      • Larry says:

        Thanks all for educating me! Might have been wilful ignorance, they would have made a fun pair… I guess someone else has to carry that burden (that is, his kids) now.

    • smcollins says:

      That rumor got solved, she married the father, but I have to admit I kind of hoped the rumor was true. They may be just friends but their Instagram posts with each other were ridiculously hot so it was an easy one to believe. But then again that man oozes sex appeal so he pretty much has chemistry with anyone he comes in contact with.

    • FHMom says:

      If u check out his social media, he makes fast friends with all his co stars. To me that means he has an off the chart magnetic personality and is very likable/lovable. I mean, he has embraced Grog u when a lot of actors would give him the finger.

      • Chlo says:

        That is such a good point!! So many would be angry they were being upstaged by a doll. I hadn’t thought of that, and now I like him even more.

  3. FHMom says:

    I don’t want anymore kids but I’ll come for the ride.

  4. BW says:

    Pedro knows how to make his fans go wild.

    • Mia4s says:

      The clips of this panel are on YouTube, it’s really funny. He knows how to get fans riled up.

      And he’s good too! That one goodbye scene? (If you know you know) Oof he had me crying! Over Star Wars! And puppets!

  5. J. Ferber says:

    He’s got the sexiest male voice I’ve ever heard. He’s said he uses a bedroom voice for his character (great idea because his face is covered for most of the series). That voice is compelling and like a siren song!

  6. michyk says:

    anyone interested in seeing more of him should try to catch the movie prospect on hulu. it’s a minimal cgi sci fi movie. small story, tiny cast, but you still get the feel it’s in a big universe. his character is great, and the language they use (and his command of it) was beautiful.

  7. Normades says:

    He is so friggin’ hawt! Plus I always love seeing longtime working actors gain success later in their careers.

  8. Molly Fulton says:

    Pedro Pascal almost makes me want to have babies – almost. If you want too understand the heat, you have to see him in “Narcos”. So hot.

  9. K8erade says:

    I’m childfree by choice but I will turn that around if it means having babies with Pedro Pascal.

  10. JustMe says:

    Can we please gossip genie him with Angelina Jolie…i mean can you IMAGINE the heat???

  11. tealily says:


  12. The Recluse says:

    One day Mom was watching Law and Order – Criminal Intent and there he was – Pedro, still kind of in his acting puppy years. It was wild seeing him still young and early in his career.
    Everyone would love to be Grogu’s parent, I suspect.

  13. Meg says:

    I live in Calgary where he’s filming The Last of Us, maybe I’ll see if I can find him & volunteer my services 😂😆🤣