Pedro Pascal is having a moment. Having spent the past decade playing a variety roles in a handful of prestige television shows—starting with the role of Oberyn Martell on HBO’s Game of Thrones, whose ultimate demise is gruesomely un-unseeable—Pascal finds himself starring in two of the biggest shows on TV today, as the voice of Din Djarin, the title character of Disney+’s The Mandalorian, as well as playing Joel on HBO’s surprisingly moving horror-video-game-turned-drama series The Last of Us. (This is to say nothing of his turn as the delightful fanboy Javi Gutierrez in the Nicolas Cage flick The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.)
It’s tough work tent polling two major television networks, but Pascal certainly seems up to the task. Turns out, the Chilean-born actor may have a little help in achieving this Herculean task from his truly bonkers coffee order: Six shots of espresso over ice.
This frankly surreal order was first brought to the internet’s attention by TikTok user @alexafromspace, who ran into Pascal on the streets of New York City, where he graciously and gigglingly signed a Mandalorian figurine. In his hand throughout the exchange was a to-go venti Starbucks cup, and luckily for us, the sticker on the side of the cup that shows his order was angled perfectly for the camera to capture. That order? An Iced Quad Espresso, in a venti cup, extra ice, and six shots of espresso.
Six shots of espresso.
Per Insider, Starbucks has their double shot of espresso at around 150mg caffeine. Pascal’s order has him consuming 450mg, over the 400mg daily limit the FDA recommends for healthy adults. This is not a coffee order, folks, it’s a cry for help. Six shots of even the best espresso is a wild order. Six shots of… well-developed Starbucks espresso, over ice? He’s practically begging for someone to intervene.
But perhaps we should give the man some space. He’s carrying the weight of multiple TV franchises, and he’s tired. Daddy is tired. If you love something, let it go. If it returns, drinking a more reasonable amount of caffeine, then it was meant to be.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Network and a staff writer based in Dallas. Read more Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.