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Pedro Pascal says that he let 'Game of Thrones' fans put their thumbs in his eyes for photos until he got an infection

Pedro Pascal says that he let 'Game of Thrones' fans put their thumbs in his eyes for photos until he got an infection
  • Pedro Pascal spoke about his encounters with "Game of Thrones" fans during a recent interview.

  • The actor said that fans "were super into taking selfies with their thumbs in my eyes."

  • Pascal said he let fans pay tribute to his character's death in that way until he got an eye infection.

Pedro Pascal said that he didn't mind "Game of Thrones" fans wanting to pay tribute to his character Oberyn Martell's gruesome death, until he got "a bit of an eye infection."

"I remember, earlier on, because of 'Game of Thrones' and the way my character died — speaking of touching — people were super into taking selfies with their thumbs in my eyes," Pascal said in a roundtable interview for The Hollywood Reporter published on Wednesday.

"At first, I was so earnest and happy about the success of the character in the show, I'd let them! And then I remember getting a bit of an eye infection," Pascal added.

Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell on season four of "Game of Thrones."
Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell on season four of "Game of Thrones."HBO

During the interview, the "Mandalorian" and "The Last of Us" star was joined by fellow drama actors Kieran Culkin ("Succession"), Evan Peters ("Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"), Damson Idris ("Snowfall"), Michael Imperioli ("The White Lotus"), and Jeff Bridges (The Old Man").

Pascal's comments were prompted by a question about what roles they're most recognized for by fans, and what typically happens during those interactions.

After Culkin said that "Succession" fans tend to get too close to him, provoking a "no touchy" comment, Pascal explained how he related to the lack of personal space at times.

Pascal had a brief run on HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones" during the fourth season.

His character died during episode eight ("The Mountain and the Viper") after Gregor Clegane, also known as The Mountain, gouged his eyes out using his thumbs and crushed his skull.

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