If you are a fan of HBO’s Game of Thrones, then you might know that season 4 is premiering on April 6. This season we see the emergence of Oberyn Martell aka The Red Viper. One thing that people might not know that is the actor Pedro Pascal is Chilean. Yes! The world will soon to recognize one of our own as he takes the main stage of this highly popular series.
Pedro comes to us from Santiago and grew up in various parts of the world. His parents left Chile promptly after the 1973 coup d’état. They fled to Denmark, then Texas, finally ending up in California and New York.
Pedro landed this role by sending his audition simply recorded on his good ole iPhone. Pedro asked a friend to come over and read the lines for him. That was enough for the people of HBO to entrust him with the character of The Red Viper. The Red Viper is a big role in the season and is a fan favorite. The Red Viper is a fearless character, whom is out to avenge the death of his sister (whom was raped and murdered by the hands of the Lannisters).
Pedro has taken smaller roles on various television shows: Homeland, Graceland and The Good Wife. This current role of Game of Thrones might just propel him into the limelight. We hope to see Pedro enjoy his newly deserved fandom.