Pedro Pascal admits he hasn't seen The Last of Us finale
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It might be one of the most epic TV episodes ever, but Pedro Pascal has revealed he still hasn’t watched The Last of Us finale.
The 48-year-old played main character Joel in the highly anticipated video game adaptation, as he makes his way through the apocalyptic wastelands of what once was the US.
However, the actor has revealed he's yet to watch the finale - but he has a surprisingly good reason for it.
If you’ve not caught up on the gripping HBO show, now might be the time to hit save and come back later (spoilers and possibly clickers ahead).
Having fought off cordyceps - AKA infected people - for the entire series, Joel (Pascal) comes up against a far more terrifying enemy: the Fireflies.
Whilst the militia group hopes to find a cure for the infected, it ultimately would come at the cost of Ellie’s life (Bella Ramsey).
Though Joel saves the teenager, he’s left tortured by the decision as humanity lives on in the hellish post-apocalyptic world.
Understandably, the gut-wrenching series has won serious praise from fans of the zombie series and many rushed to see the final – however, the lead actor didn't follow suit.
Speaking about his decision to avoid the series finale, Pascal admitted that it ‘hurt too much’ because of how emotionally connected he is to the show.
The actor even told Variety that he’d actually been following the series along, but just could bring himself to finish it after spending so much time becoming attached to his character.
“I saw it all up until then. I haven’t done anything for that amount of time before, so my attachment to the experience is strange,” he confessed.
“As a guy who’s pushing 50, to feel this very innocent, semi-angry, emotional attachment to an experience that’s over.”
“It continues, but there will never be another meeting Bella for the first time, working with Craig, with the entire crew, with my friend Coco, who did my hair, and the whole family experience of it,” added The Mandalorian star.
“I think it was like falling in love, and at the point where you’re like, ‘I don’t fall in love.’ You know? Because it hurts too much.”
However, the Chilean shouldn’t feel too sad as the HBO show has been renewed for a second series – meaning fans will get another bite of clicker drama.
Unlike Pascal, you can stream The Last of Us on HBO and Sky Atlantic.