Pedro Pascal renamed himself in honor of his mother, who passed away.

Pedro Pascal, an actor from Chile, has been enjoying success

The Mandalorian," "Narcos," and most recently, "The Last of Us.

 But beneath his rising star lies a tragic tale

his mother passed away before she could see him achieve.

Pascal is the son of José Balmaceda, a fertility specialist

Verónica Pascal, a child psychologist.

 His parents were involved in the opposition movement against

which forced them to leave Chile.