NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
While HBO's The Last of Us adaptation is still in the works, relatively little is known about it [...]
While HBO's The Last of Us adaptation is still in the works, relatively little is known about it beyond the cast. At this point, there is still only one official photo showing Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey) and Joel (played by Pedro Pascal) from behind. That said, Pascal himself hasn't been completely quiet about the upcoming adaptation, and in a new interview, he specifically noted that he watched his nephew play through a solid chunk of The Last of Us -- and it actually made him a bit worried about his own performance.
"I found Joel [in the game] so impressive – I found the whole of it such a visually impressive experience," Pascal told GQ in a wide-ranging interview ostensibly about the new movie The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. "And then I got worried that I would want to imitate too much, which I think could be right in some circumstances, and then a mistake in others. So I just wanted to create a healthy distance, and for that to be more in the hands of [show co-writer] Craig Mazin and [game writer and show co-writer] Neil Druckmann."