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'The Last of Us': Troy Baker Talks Pedro Pascal's Performance and His Episode 8 Cameo (Exclusive)

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would be an interesting experience. But he didn't expect it to feel so uniquely «wonderful.»The actor played Joel in video game franchise, a role that required much more than mere voice acting.

As Joel and Ellie, Baker and Ashley Johnson also provided motion capture for their characters, essentially acting out the games' entire storylines in front of a green screen, for the animators to use as a reference.Now, as Pedro Pascal embodies the role of Joel in the series, Baker said it's been a «unique experience» to watch another take on the character.«What I love is that he's not trying to ape anything that we've done before,» Baker praised Pascal, calling the actor «incredibly kind and incredibly gracious.»«My goal, and I've said this countless times, is I just wanted someone to show me something different,» he continued. «What did I miss?

What was underneath the floorboards or what rock did I not pick up?»The actor also made a lovely analogy in explaining the distinct experience he's had watching Pascal act in series, recalling a tribute to Irish stage actor Colm Wilkinson, who originated the role of Jean Valjean in the Broadway and West End premieres of .«They brought him back to do this beautiful tribute to the musical, and they lined up every person that played Jean Valjean, starting with him,» he said of an anniversary celebration of the musical. «And you could see the echoes of his performance in every [actor]… they're standing on his shoulders.»«I can't think of any other actor that's had this experience, where it's like, you've had kind of authorship of something in a character.

You've got to see it put out. And now it's being done by a completely different person,» he added. «And it's just like, what a great way to.

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