Pedro Pascal and Colman Domingo for Vanity Fair
Pedro Pascal and Colman Domingo for Vanity Fair Screen Grab from Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue clip

Pedro Pascal and Colman Domingo are two of the most recognizable Latino faces in showbusiness at the moment. The former is practically everywhere right now, being named in 10 big projects throughout the next months (impersonating Mr. Fantastic being the latest one), while the latter could make history if he wins an Oscar as Best Actor for his portrayal of LGBTQ activist Bayard Rustin in "Rustin."

That's why few may have been surprised when the pair were chosen to feature in a Vanity Fair video celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Hollywood edition. Also unsurprisingly, the two took over by showing some natural chemistry on screen and light-hearted banter when answering some of the questions posed by the magazine.

Asked a celebrity or actor they had been mistaken for, Domingo told Pascal and Natalie Portman (also featuring in the video) that he'd been confused with Idris Elba. "I'm not mad about that one," he joked.

In another passage of the video, it was Pascal's turn to talk about the movie of his that he had watched the most. Rather than naming a movie, he surprised Domingo by saying it was an episode of "The Mentalist." "I have this scene with a piano score that is so good," he justifies before erupting in laughter.

The last bit involving them involved the question of whether they had rituals before performing. None of them did, but they seemed mesmerized by Natalie Portman's family superstition about having new socks whenever boarding a plane. Their natural chemistry provides with many fun moments even when they're not giving straight answers, or when they're just reacting to Portman's.

After an extremely prolific 2023, this could also be Pascal's year: He's set to appear in "The Uninvited," premiering at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival on March 11, 2024. This project showcases his ability to delve into complex, nuanced characters.

He is also set to continue shining in "Gladiator," with Paul Mescal, set for an opening on November 22, 2024. This Paramount project, a sequel to the 2001 Oscar winner, sees Pascal stepping into a world of ancient Rome, a testament to his versatility as an actor.

On the small screen, Pascal returns as Joel Miller in "The Last of Us Season 2," filming for one episode. This role, which has garnered him Emmy, and Golden Globes nominations, illustrates his capacity to bring depth and humanity to characters in a post-apocalyptic world.

He is also slotted for a fourth season of his mega-successful "The Mandalorian," but first the actor is also returning to his beloved role in the film "The Mandalorian & Grogu," with production starting in June 2024. And these are just some examples.

Domingo, on his end, hopes to make history in March. If he wins the Oscar, it would be the first time a Latino actor clinches the best actor category since Puerto Rican José Ferrer did so in 1951. His roots, spanning across Belize, Guatemala, and Central America, enrich his victory, making it a beacon of pride for the Latino community and the whole region.

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