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Even Other Actors Are Freaked Out By Pedro Pascal’s “Psychotic” Method For Remembering Lines
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Even Other Actors Are Freaked Out By Pedro Pascal’s “Psychotic” Method For Remembering Lines

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Actor Pedro Pascal revealed the “psycho” method he uses for learning his movie lines, leaving colleagues puzzled and amused. He shared the information in a new candid SAG-AFTRA (an American labor union) fundraiser discussion shared on Friday (February 16).

The 48-year-old The Last Of Us star sat down in a Zoom meeting with a few of his colleagues for a fundraiser put on by SAG-AFTRA, which was posted to their YouTube channel. Pedro was joined by The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup and Succession’s Matthew Macfadyen and Kieran Culkin.

The group of actors was captured talking about their creative professional activity when Pedro mentioned the unconventional way he usually learns his lines, going as far as to provide evidence to show his stunned colleagues.

Pedro Pascal revealed the “psycho” method he uses for learning his movie lines, leaving colleagues puzzled and amused

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Image credits: SAG-AFTRA Foundation

“I bet I could find and show you the psychotic example, this physical example that I now have to do to learn my lines,” the Hollywood star said.

In the clip, Pascal is shown grabbing a notebook to reveal an incomprehensible list of letters that is so out of the ordinary that the actor conceded by joking, “I’m the Unabomber.” 

“I bet I could find and show you the psychotic example, this physical example that I now have to do to learn my lines,” Pedro exclaimed in a Zoom call with other actors

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Image credits: SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Image credits: SAG-AFTRA Foundation

Upon seeing Pascal’s “tedious” way of learning his line, which he explains consists of using the first letter of each word and putting them in columns, Kieran’s jaw dropped, calling it “gibberish.”

The Narcos actor went on to admit it was a “psycho” strategy but clarified that he had come up with this technical way of learning his lines as a result of a “horrible experience” of once forgetting his line.

Upon seeing Pascal’s “tedious” method, Kieran Culkin’s jaw dropped

Image credits: SAG-AFTRA Foundation

The reason SAG sat down with this particular group is because they are all up in the running for the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series” Screen Actors’ Guild trophy, TMZ reported.

Pascal will be making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in the upcoming “Fantastic 4” reboot, and some saw it as confirmation that Pascal will nail the role of “the smartest man on earth,” Business Insider reported.

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james_croft avatar
Nimitz
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a normal method of remembering things. You just need the first letter of each line. Helps with memorization because seeing the next or previous letter helps you remember the entire text. It's just shorthand notes in reverse

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it works for him, who cares if it's weird for you? Personally, I like articles like these that bring some neat tidbit or whatever. Not every article is going to be 'good', which is subjective anyways.

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TennesseeHomesteadUSA
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Many articles starting to appear like thumbs for YT videos that make fantastic BS claims. "Psychotic" and "Insane" are favorite words from those BS thumbs. Ever notice that ?

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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You mean attention-grabbing words? They've been around for forever and are a basic topic taught in grade school when learning how to write.

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james_croft avatar
Nimitz
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a normal method of remembering things. You just need the first letter of each line. Helps with memorization because seeing the next or previous letter helps you remember the entire text. It's just shorthand notes in reverse

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JayWantsACat
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If it works for him, who cares if it's weird for you? Personally, I like articles like these that bring some neat tidbit or whatever. Not every article is going to be 'good', which is subjective anyways.

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TennesseeHomesteadUSA
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Many articles starting to appear like thumbs for YT videos that make fantastic BS claims. "Psychotic" and "Insane" are favorite words from those BS thumbs. Ever notice that ?

sharonlafantastica avatar
Weasel Wise
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2 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You mean attention-grabbing words? They've been around for forever and are a basic topic taught in grade school when learning how to write.

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