Pedro Pascal gives a touching explanation for why he changed his stage name.

Although Pedro Pascal is now well-known in Hollywood

he had a different moniker in the beginning of his career.

The Chilean-American actor was booking small TV

 Pedro Balmaceda, years before his most recent roles in the highly 

 The Last of Us on HBO and the Star Wars spin-off series

The Mandalorian catapulted him to international fame.

The 48-year-old actor said in a recent interview

when he was just 24 years old.