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Matthew McConaughey was considered for the lead role in ‘The Last of Us’.
Pedro Pascal was always in the running to portray Joel Miller in the HBO series, but producers had a brief moment of “floundering” when he had a scheduling conflict, and co-showrunner Craig Mazin confirmed the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ star was one of the people he spoke to about the possibility of taking on the character.
Speaking on the ‘Happy Sad Confused’ podcast, he said: “I did talk to Matthew. I can’t say that it was a series [of conversations]. It was more of a, ‘Hey, here’s something to talk about.’ “Pedro was on our…