Pedro Pascal Revealed Why He Puts His Hand On His Stomach On The Red Carpet

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    Posing on the red carpet might seem like just another day in the office for most celebrities. But Pedro Pascal, who probably has covered hundreds of red carpets in his career thus far, still might feel the jitters from time to time.

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    The Last of Us star posed on the red carpet with costar Bella Ramsey and pulled out his signature go-to pose.

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    Here’s a baby-faced Pedro making the same pose in 2014 at a Game of Thrones premiere:

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    Here he is in 2016 with BFF Sarah Paulson at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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    He even once gently recreated the pose on Narcos costar Boyd Holbrook at the Golden Globes.

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    And here he is doing it again with his on-screen best friend, the great Nicholas Cage, for a screening of The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent.

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    The pose even made its way to this year's Met Gala.

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    At a recent The Last of Us event, Bella noticed Pedro's habit of placing his hand across his stomach when posing for photos.

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    When she curiously asked why, Pedro gave an endearing and honest answer. He replied, “You know why? Because my anxiety is right here.”

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    Pedro’s candid answer about the pose came as a surprise, since being open about a topic as sensitive as mental health can be quite hard. But Ricks Warren, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan, told the Huffington Post that acceptance is a healthy response. “People put themselves down for being anxious,” he explained, “Accept yourself with anxiety and notice that you’re not alone.”

    While this is in no way a cure for anxiety, we are glad to know Pedro has found a technique that works for him and also, looks great doing it.

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    FYI, like the on-screen chameleon that he is, he also knows how to have fun on a red carpet.

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    What's not to love about Pedro?

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    Well, there are plenty of reasons, and according to fans online, this revelation only tops the cake.

    Some fans praised the way Pedro broke down barriers in masculinity with his response.

    And praised his multi-facetedness:

    Then there was this one fan who thought Pedro was hungry but still would like to protect him at all costs, which we understand.

    And for some, even just looking at Pedro is soothing enough.

    The consensus: Pedro is just good vibes all around.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.