Oberin Martell - actor Pedro Pascal: two stories from different worlds
George Martin, author of the saga "Song of Ice and Flame,on the basis of which, in fact, the series "The Game of Thrones" is removed, is famous for its ability to impressively unexpectedly kill its heroes. Was not an exception and Oberin Martell. "Game of Thrones" tries to make its characters as close to books as possible, and in some cases it does not work out very well. But the Red Snake of the Martell family and its story the creators of the series were given really accurately.
Serpent-tempter and poisoner
As the younger brother of the ruler believes, Oberinwas quite a dissolute prince, also bisexual. Indiscriminate sexual relations, lovers and mistresses, eight illegitimate daughters, and four from beloved Elaria (in Dorn they were called Sandy Snakes) - all this was known and open, yet Oberina was respected and feared. In addition to sexual glory, the younger Martell had endless dueling, and all with a fatal outcome. Oberin poisoned his weapon, and even a slight cut led to the death of the enemy. However, he could attack his enemies without such tricks, because he was an excellent fighter. Among other things, the younger Martell traveled a lot, studied various sciences, methods of healing, poisons, and also comprehended various arts of fighting.
History of the Dormish Prince
So, before us is the younger ruler of Dorn. His participation in the plot of the series begins with arriving at the Royal Harbor, as he was invited to the wedding of King Joffrey and his bride Margery from the house of the Tyrrells. Many fans of the book with pleasure noted the successful casting: in their opinion, this is exactly what Oberin Martell should have been. The actor who was selected for this role possessed the very appearance of the "salty Dornian", as another character of the "Song of Ice and Flame" aptly put it, Tirion Lannister, perhaps the only representative of this house that the Prince of Dornia respected.
Large black shining eyes under archedthin eyebrows on a sullen face, dotted with deep folds, and a straight pointed nose complemented the image of the Dornian with thick black hair, barely touched by gray hair. So the Red Snake was described in the book, and the same he appeared in front of the audience when he came to avenge his sister Elia, the wife of Prince Reagar Targarien, killed on orders from the Lannisters during the seizure of the Iron Baron by the Baronean Iron Throne. Revenge is the main reason why Oberin Martell came to the royal wedding.
The actor excellently conveyed feelings and emotionscovered by the revenge of the Dormish. The serpent volunteered to fight on behalf of Tirion in a duel, because his opponent was the same Grigor "Mountain" Kligan, who killed Elia. Thanks to the military art and cunning, Oberin could seriously injure and knock down the Mountain, but emotions captured him completely out of time. The prince lost his vigilance by making a fatal mistake. His death at the hands of the sworn enemy was truly horrific. On this occasion, Dorn plunged into deep mourning.
From Chile to Hollywood
It is only natural that viewers and readersinterested in what a spectacular brunette so delightfully embodied the image of the Red Snake named Oberin Martell. The actor should be grateful to his Chilean background for his exotic appearance.
April 2, 1975 in the city of Santiago to the lightappeared Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal. But he did not live long in his historic homeland, as his family for political reasons emigrated to Denmark, and then to the United States, where the boy grew up. Actorship of his interest since childhood, because the Chilean was trained in two schools of the arts.
Since 1993, Pedro Pascal settled in New York,and since 1999 has started to flicker on telescreens. The handsome blonde occasionally appeared in such films as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The New York Police, Law and Order, Rodina, Graceland, Nikita, Mentalist and other serials. More significant achievements he had on the stage, and for his game, the actor even received several awards. An interesting fact: he shortened his long Chilean name several times in different versions, so that it was simple and memorable. In the credits he was mentioned as Pedro Balmaseda and Alexander Pascal, however he became known quite differently.
In 2014, Pedro Pascal received a role in the directsense that turned his life. He sent a short video to the casting from his phone in not very good quality, and when he came to audition, he was given a script. The future Dorny prince did not even realize that he was taken for a role. So he got into the "Game of Thrones" and gained worldwide fame.
But not only did Oberin Martell give him fame. The actor on the set found his love. His hero was wanted to marry Cersei Lannister, an archenemy, in life, the performer of this role, Lena Hidi, conquered the heart of the brunette, and in July 2015 they had a daughter named Tallulah Quarra. This is Pascal's first child, but the second one is from Hidey, who has a son from her first husband. Actors have not yet been combined with a legitimate marriage, but love is probably not a hindrance, and the couple looks absolutely happy.
Forward to the big movie
The role in the cult show really broughtincredible changes in the life of a handsome brunette. Actor Pedro Pascal has now decided to conquer the big screen, and it is no wonder, after all the invitations showered like a cornucopia. In 2015, came out a low-profile comedic horror film "Blood-sucking scum" with Pascal, but in 2015 there will be a blockbuster "The Great Wall", where the actor plays a major role along with stars such as Matt Damon and Willem Defoe. The second film "Kingsman" in 2017 is on the way. But Pascal does not leave TV either: it's worth noting the release of the TV series "Narko" about the life of Pablo Escobar last year.