Chilean-American actor Pedro Pascal recently took a trip down memory lane to celebrate his elder sister’s birthday. Pascal, known for his roles in “Game of Thrones” and “The Mandalorian,” shared a delightful throwback photo on Instagram featuring himself and his sister, Javiera Balmaceda, during their childhood years.
The snapshot showcases a young Pascal, surprisingly blonde, and his sister, pulling a playful face for the camera. Pascal, sporting a vibrant shirt, and Balmaceda, in a simple white top, are the epitome of childhood innocence. Pascal affectionately captioned the post, “BIG SIS. Forever.” Fans were taken aback by Pascal’s blonde locks, with comments like “Pedro was blonde as a kid?!” and “Aww you were a blonde baby!” flooding the post.
Pascal and Balmaceda share a close bond, often discussed by Pascal, who has two sisters and a brother. Balmaceda herself is a notable figure in the entertainment industry, serving as Amazon Studios’ head of local originals for Spanish-speaking Latin America. She contributed to the film “Argentina, 1985,” which received an Oscar nomination this year. The siblings attended the event together, capturing plenty of arm-in-arm photos.
Pascal’s Immigrant Background
Pascal has frequently spoken about the significance of his family and their experiences as Chilean refugees. He has expressed his admiration for his parents’ bravery, crediting them for his opportunities in America. “Without them, I wouldn’t be here in this wonderful country,” he shared during an appearance on Saturday Night Live.
Pascal detailed his family’s journey, which took them from Denmark to Texas, where he spent a significant part of his childhood. At the age of 11, they relocated to California, providing Pascal with the ideal environment to nurture his artistic aspirations.