As filming for Game of Thrones Season 4 gets underway in Dubrovnik, Croatia (aka King’s Landing), recent addition to the cast Pedro Pascal has unveiled a new look. Lightly bearded with a full on stache, the Chilean actor appears to be channeling a scruffier vibe for his role as Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper.
The rogue “I don’t have time to shave” look makes sense seeing as Oberyn is “sexy and charming, yet believably dangerous; intensely likable, yet driven by hate,” as described by showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff. Fans of the books will also recall Oberyn as a passionate hothead with eight daughters, the Sand Snakes, and one sexy paramour: Ellaria Sand (played by Indira Varma).
Personally, we think Pedro will totally fit the bill after he changes out the swim trunks for leather pants.
And once you’ve stopped thinking about Pedro in tight leather pants, note the other GoT stars who took in the sun. Namely, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and we think Indira underneath all that curly hair. Then, Lena appears again in photo number two. So glad they could put their respective blood feuds aside for a little TLC.
So are you sold on Pedro playing Oberyn or does he need to get some more hair on that chinny chin chin? Weigh in below!