Pedro Pascal calls his trans sister 'one of the most powerful people and personalities I’ve ever known'
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Pedro Pascal calls his trans sister the ‘most powerful personality he’s ever known’.
Lux, a trans activist, who is also an actor, recently obtained her MFA from Juilliard and performed in Ayad Akhtar’s The Who & the What.
An impressive family, to say the least.
Pedro admitted that while it’s been over a year since he’s seen Lux, he’s desperate to maximize his time to see her whenever he's in New York.
“I get anxious about when I’ll be back again,” he admitted.
“So I’m just trying to see her as much as possible.”
The Esquire interview coincided with the Florida State Senate joining 12 other states in approving a proposed ban on gender-affirming care for minors.
At the same time, the government's Education Department unveiled a proposed act to their Title IX sports eligibility rule that would enable high schools and colleges to block transgender athletes from competing.
But despite it being a tumultuous time for the trans community, the actor continued to gush about his sister.
“I wouldn’t want to speak on her behalf,” he began.
“But she is and has always been one of the most powerful people and personalities I’ve ever known. My protective side is lethal, but I need her more than she needs me.”
Pedro also spoke about being born in Chile and fleeing to the US in 1976 to escape the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
Aside from Lux, he has an older sister, Javiera, and a younger brother, Nicolás.
Upon arriving in the US, the family moved to San Antonio before settling in Orange County, California, when Pedro was 11.
He recalled how his father loved going to the cinema after they migrated - a passion Pedro would quickly pick up too.
The 48-year-old revealed how his mother would drop him off at the movie theater in the morning and told staff she would pick him up at night.
But the Last of Us actor noted how as he sat in many R-rated films, he often didn’t understand the humor as many jokes would fly over his underage head.
“It was exciting not getting it. Knowing that that was the thing that was waiting for you,” he added.