The 95th Academy Awards was a night to remember, filled with jaw-dropping fashion and A-list celebrities gracing the champagne-colored carpet. But it was Pedro Pascal and Salma Hayek’s photo op that had fans of The Last of Us and Magic Mike’s Last Dance star buzzing with excitement.
In the behind-the-scenes photo, Pedro Pascal looked dashing in a black suit by designer Zegna, donning a high-necked collared shirt and styled his hair in a smooth coif. Salma Hayek shimmered in a sequined orange gown featuring a plunging halter neckline and crimped waves in her long, dark hair. The two stars posed arm-in-arm before entering the venue for the biggest night in Hollywood.
But the photo op wasn’t just a chance encounter, as they turned it into a family affair. Both stars were joined by Salma’s daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault and Pedro’s sister Javiera Balmaceda. The foursome looked happy and comfortable in each other’s company, sparking interest in what they may have talked about.
Fans of The Last of Us took to Twitter to express their excitement over the surprise pairing. One user tweeted, “PEDRO PASCAL AND SALMA HAYEK TOGETHER THIS PHOTO IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME,” while another added, “Pedro Pascal and Salma Hayek. That is it. That is the tweet.” It’s clear that the photo was a hit among fans.
PEDRO PASCAL AND SALMA HAYEK TOGETHER THIS PHOTO IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME pic.twitter.com/uIEiuGNIf0
— juliana (@snowchildhours) March 13, 2023
pedro pascal and salma hayek that is it that is the tweet
— buffy (@toxicitease) March 12, 2023
While Pedro Pascal was at the Oscars as a presenter, he was also accompanied by his sister Javiera, who was in attendance for her involvement in Best International Feature Film nominee Argentina, 1985. Meanwhile, fans of The Last of Us were also eagerly anticipating the much-awaited season finale of season 1, featuring Pedro and co-star Bella Ramsey, which aired on HBO Max the same night as the Oscars. Recently, Pedro was also seen playing a detective in a weird gaming ad making his fans wonder about this latest project.
It’s safe to say that it was an exciting night for all involved, as Pedro Pascal and Salma Hayek’s photo op became a highlight of the evening, bringing together two talented actors in a memorable moment.