This is the relationship of Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal: "I like to be desired"


Almodóvar’s new short film is a gay western starring Pascal and Hawke.

Pascal and Hawke star in the new short film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar
© ethan hawkePascal and Hawke star in the new short film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar

ethan hawke and Peter Pascal are starring in the new Pedro Almodóvar film, Strange Way of Lifewhich has just had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival 2023 and during which Hawke talked about his relationship with the protagonist of The Last of Usrevealing that he likes to feel desired.

During the press conference, ethan hawke (Before dawn, The Black Telephone, Sinister) was questioned about how he went to work with Pascalwell together they give life to some old lovers in the new short film by Almodóvar.

I like being wanted, I don’t care. If it happens that it is with a very attractive and extremely talented man, much better“said the 52-year-old Texas actor.

Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke kiss in Strange Way of Life of Pedro Almodovar?

The new short film by the Spanish director is a gay western that reunites Silva (Pascal) and Jake (Ethan) 25 years after a two-month affair in Mexico, in 1910.

According to the press that attended the film’s premiere, although Ethan kisses the back of Pascal’s neck, the action cuts off therehence a traditional kiss on the mouth will not be seen in the filmalthough the scenes suggest a sexual encounter between the two. It was also reported that, due to his duration (31 minutes) the short film leaves you wanting to see more of the story.

On several occasions, Almodóvar has said that although there is nudity in the film, sexuality will be seen through the tension of the characters and not in an explicit way.

When and where to see Strange Way of Life? Although there is no official release date yet, the short film is expected to arrive through the MUBI streaming platform.