As reported by PEOPLE, The last of us an offer Craig Mazin Recently revealed it before Pedro Pascal Cast as Joel Miller, HBO considered a different actor to play the lead role in the popular post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama. while chatting with happy sad confused Mazen revealed it Matthew McConaughey He was originally considered for the part of Joel before Pascal eventually took over the role.

The last of us Based on the video game of the same title (which was released in 2013). The HBO show follows Joel and Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey), two survivors of a fungus outbreak that has destroyed the world as we know it. As the duo travel across the post-apocalyptic United States, the pair are constantly forced to fight for their lives.

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The series also stars Nick Offerman, Murray Bartlett, Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge, Nico Parker, Anna Torv, and Jeffrey Pierce.

Mazin, who oversaw the adaptation alongside fellow showrunner and original video game creator Neil Druckmann, told the podcast that he spoke with McConaughey about the role.

He said, “I spoke with Matthew. I can’t say it was a series.” [of conversations]. It was like, “Hey, here’s something to talk about.” “

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Craig Mazin said that Pedro Pascal had always considered playing Joel in The Last of Us


However, Mazin noted that Pascal was always in mind, saying, “Pedro was on our list from the start. We were told he was unavailable, and then when we were stumbling a bit, I got a call from his agent who said, ‘You know, he might be already available.”

Back in February, during Apparition Day The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonPascal admitted that he had forgotten he had been offered the role of Joel after taking Ambien before he got a call about getting the lead role.

Pascal said, “I got a call that I got the job after I took Ambien, and so I was excited I guess, but I didn’t remember. I woke up in the morning and the first thing that happened to me was, ‘Man, I really want this job. ‘”

Although McConaughey did not play Joel The last of usViacom CBS President Chris McCarthy revealed (during a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter) that the Interstellar star has been cast in a sequel to the Paramount+ series. Yellowstone The following series leads to Kevin Costner’s exit from the series.

Speaking with THR, Yellowstone Creator Taylor Sheridan declared McConaughey a “natural fit” for the Western world.

“We’d had some conversations over the years,” he said, “and spit out some ideas. Then he started watching ‘Yellowstone’ and he responded to it. He was like, I want to do that. And by that he meant diving into the world colliding with the modern world. Then I said, buddy, we can do with that.”


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