While you grew up acting, with your mother Thandiwe Newton and her wonderful career, are you still impressed by stars? Her father in this series is Pedro Pascal, and he also happens to play this character known as the Mandalorian.
Yes, he is wonderful. The first time we spoke was on Zoom and I remember it was me [like], “Oh dear God.” Then I joined [the call], and within five minutes I was like, “Oh, that’s Pedro.” Immediately he’s so good at it that people feel comfortable [so] this element of [being starstruck] wore out pretty quickly. But I get a starstruck all the time. I keep pinching myself.
Have you tried to get him to drop any spoilers for The Mandalorian?
I actually didn’t because I think he probably would have if I had really pushed for it! But no, I haven’t tried. But I feel like I should have. I mean not really!