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Pedro Pascal Owes More To Nicolas Cage Than We Ever Imagined

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Speaking to GQ, Pedro Pascal recalled first discovering and becoming inspired by the wild talent of Nicolas Cage at a young age. When asked what his favorite films were, one, in particular, got a lot of praise. “I remember going to the movies with my father and seeing ‘Peggy Sue Got Married.’ And he was doing something so interesting — he went from, y’know, this high school reunion to back in time, with these like teeth, and hair, and voice in a higher octave,” Pascal explained, switching to full fan-mode for the Oscar-winning actor. “It was this really theatrical, risky performance that seemed to work perfectly.”

From here, Pascal went on to list several Cage classics that display the actor’s incredible range. Gems like “Raising Arizona,” “Vampire’s Kiss,” “Moonstruck,” and “Wild at Heart” all earned a mention from Pascal, who highlighted just what Cage is capable of. “In terms of wild, comedic, dramatic, frightening, spontaneous, interesting, original performances — in the medium of comedy, and the medium of independent cinema, and the medium of something commercial, romantic, art house. He kind of ran the whole gamut,” Pascal said, highlighting just how much love he has for the actor, who is clearly happy to lock back on his career and laugh in his latest film. Of watching those Cage classics, Pascal said, “So it’s just like, okay, all right, you are my teacher.”

See how he handles the firsthand lesson when “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” arrives in theaters on April 22.

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Harry Potter: Which Hogwarts Houses the MCU's Avengers Would Be Sorted In

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One of the biggest social phenomena that Harry Potter gave us was sorting ourselves into the respective Hogwarts Houses based on our personality traits. For many within an entire generation of readers and movie-lovers, identification with either Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin became a sort of shorthand in social interactions. Indeed, with the endless quizzes on Buzzfeed telling you which House you belong to, it’s practically impossible to avoid it.

An extension of this social phenomena is its application towards our favorite fictional characters. Screen Rant, for example, sorted Star Wars characters into their respective Hogwarts Houses. In this article, we’re taking one of our favorite franchises, the MCU, and we’re giving the Avengers an unofficial sorting ceremony. Which Hogwarts Houses would they be sorted in?

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Some may see this opinion as controversial, but in our eyes, Scott Lang is definitely a Hufflepuff. Although it could be argued that the Sorting Hat would probably hesitate whether to sort him into Gryffindor or Hufflepuff, but the final decision was clear as water. As a person, he is very genuine and kind towards others in almost every situation. He is dedicated to his team, isn’t afraid to show his affection, and is very patient with the people in his circle. Ant-Man is the perfect example of a pure Hufflepuff.

You cannot convince us that Gryffindor’s patron god would not be Thor. He is arrogant in nature and even though it has improved since the first movie and his interrupted coronation, he never fails to mention the power of the gods he carries with his title. His recklessness has gotten him into trouble numerous times before, such as pointlessly starting a war with the Frost Giants after getting stomped on his ego. But despite all of it, he’s brave as ever, driven by his ambition to be the best at everything he does. You can expect Thor’s return in the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder, which director Taika Waititi is “fantastic” and “cooler” than he expected it to be.

Someone as dedicated to exploring the frontier of knowledge? Definitely a Ravenclaw. Starting out as a scientist at university, Bruce Banner is one of the most intelligent Avengers. Whether he’s joining forces with Tony Stark or simply working alone, he’s clever enough to come up with needed solutions for desperate measures. Creativity runs in his blood. Considering how he’s bound by loyalty and hard work, some may sort him into the house of Hufflepuff, but we stand by our choice.

It’s easy to imagine Clint Barton as a student who has convinced himself that he belongs in Gryffindor. He’s sure that the Sorting Hat will announce the said House, but he’s hit with a loud Hufflepuff! Despite his confusion, even Hawkeye realizes that he most certainly does give off Hufflepuff vibes. Clint is definitely one of those Hufflepuffs who are usually the kindest people on Earth, but once you mess with them, they become one of the ruthless ones, and it’s a scary sight — just as we could see with Barton taking on the identity of Ronin.

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In all honesty, Tony Stark would fit into every Hogwarts House. Yet, we cannot help but see him as a Slytherin most of all. Similarly to most of the well-known Slytherins, Stark carries a very prestigious name on his back, one that has helped shape the history of our world. He is the most cunning out of all the Avengers and always full of himself. Being able to build an Iron Man suit in the middle of nowhere is enough to prove his resourcefulness. He is also very ambitious and always showcases quality leadership skills.

We think there is no better example of a Gryffindor with a good heart than Steve Rogers. Although there are many arguments that point Steve to the Slytherin direction, we’re convinced that he’s a Gryffindor who simply acts like a Slytherin. The Hogwarts Houses are dependent on what you value at the core of your heart. Brave at heart, chivalrous, has the nerve and determination? That pretty much sums up Captain America in one sentence.

Although we can see the Hufflepuff argument often connected to Natasha, in our eyes, she is a definite Slytherin. Her sister Yelena is certainly more of a Hufflepuff. Natasha, on the other hand, constantly resembles Tony’s personality traits, especially those of cockiness and resourcefulness. She is cunning when she needs to be in multiple situations, especially with her interrogation techniques where she’s not afraid to use her charm. Her lying deceiving skills are also on another level. She is silent, but deadly.

Although Peter has made some teenage mistakes, we don’t even have to explain just how smart the boy is for his age. He participated in many clubs, such as decathlon and robotics, he learned how to make his own webbing, and he’s excellent with computers. The MCU should definitely show more of Spider-Man’s witty side from the comics, but movies such as The Civil War prove that he has it in him. Peter is very creative with his suits and other improvements that he’s made before meeting Tony. He’s the perfect individual to describe what Ravenclaw stands for.

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Rhea Seehorn Reveals What It's Like Directing Bob Odenkirk On Better Call Saul

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In the interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rhea Seehorn said that both she and Bob Odenkirk knew exactly where to draw the comedic line when she directed him in the Season 6 episode “Hit and Run.” This episode of “Better Call Saul” features a hilarious sequence in which Saul — as part of his and Kim’s long-con to ruin Howard — dresses up as the HHM lawyer, steals his car, and purposefully drives by Kim’s meeting with Cliff Maine with a sex worker named Wendy in tow. Seehorn called Odenkirk a comedic genius and said she didn’t really need to tell him how to play scenes funny or dramatic; apparently, the man can do it all.

“I have done decades of comedy myself, [and] the two of us both knew that when you look that ridiculous, you don’t need to add a lot to it. Don’t put a hat on a hat on a hat on a hat rack,” Seehorn said about how Odenkirk was acting while wearing the ridiculous fake-Howard costume.

As THR noted, Seehorn was the first “Better Call Saul” cast member to direct an episode of the “Breaking Bad” prequel. Seehorn also said that she feels she and Odenkirk get each other naturally because they’re close friends and were able to use their own shorthand for making decisions about his scenes in the episode; she said making the sketch comedy industry veteran smirk with her own ideas is always a win, too.

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