While Chris Evans as Captain America was the first of the two to act with a helmet, Pedro Pascal has had a bit more of a challenge. Since his helmet covers his entire face, Pascal’s performance relies primarily on his voice, and even that isn’t easy for the Chilean actor.
Apparently, when asked if fans recognized his voice, Pascal confirmed that although people do, he’s not entirely convinced because he doesn’t speak in the same way as Mando. Though it sounds like the voice comes naturally to him, especially after nearly four years playing the character, it’s still no easy feat for him to slip into the voice. According to Pascal, the character’s voice and cadence requires a lot more effort than people realize. “There’s a lot of work that goes into creating a convincing bedroom voice,” he intimated. “It’s surprisingly isn’t something I can do on command.”
Throughout the three seasons of “The Mandalorian” and part of “The Book of Boba Fett,” Pascal has had to perform wearing a helmet because the character is supposed to never remove his helmet. According to the Way of the Mandalore, Mandalorians may not remove their helmets in front of another living being, with the punishment for doing so being expulsion. Though most members of the race no longer subscribe to the creed, Din Djarin belongs to a group of zealots who remain devoted to it no matter what, which is the primary reason why the series’ unofficial catchphrase is “This is the Way.” And thus, for the time being, Pascal’s perpetual helmet hair and bedroom voice will have to be the Way.