Sarah Paulson helped Pedro Pascal financially early in his career

(CNN) Pedro Pascal And Sarah Paulson They are two of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood and are often photographed at red carpet events together, but that wasn’t always the case during their three-decade friendship.

While the young actors struggle to navigate the industry, Paulson will help her friend make ends meet.

“There were times when I would give him a day’s wages from a job I had so he could have the money to feed himself,” for Esquire magazine In an interview published on Tuesday.

The duo first met when Pascal was attending NYU College of the Arts in 1993 and befriended a group of recent LaGuardia High graduates, a group that included Paulson.

“We’d go see movies all the time in those years, and we’d get lost in it a lot,” Paulson told Esquire. “You can fill in the blanks about why that is however you like, but I think there were things we wanted to escape from mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.”

Their friendship has continued, with glimpses of it appearing on their Instagram pages and during red carpet events, like the 2016 SAG Awards. Paulson even appeared in Pascal’s SNL debut a couple of months ago, appearing in a sketch that poked fun at their internet personalities like “Mommy” and “Daddy.”

Hosting SNL was the latest confirmation that Pascal’s career has exploded into the stratosphere.

The 48-year-old is at the helm of two amazing TV series – playing Joel in HBO’s “The Last of Us” and the title character in Disney+’s “The Mandalorian”. He will star in Pedro Almodóvar’s new film, The Strange Way of Life, alongside Ethan Hawke later this year.

Pedro Pascal hosted SNL in February.

But after graduating from New York University in 1997, Pascal struggled to break into the industry definitively. He appeared in an episode of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and three episodes of “Undressed”, waited tables at several New York restaurants, and auditioned for commercials and movies.

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“There were so many deaths,” Pascal recalled. “My vision was that if I didn’t have a big show by the time I was 29, it was over, so I was constantly readjusting what it meant to commit my life to this profession, letting go of the idea it seemed like I thought it would be when I was a kid. There were many good reasons to let this illusion go.”

Pascal’s unconventional career path and role as a surrogate father in “The Last of Us” has earned him the adoration of the internet, and the sexually charged nickname “Daddy” — the hashtag “PedroPascalDaddy,” has over 8.2 billion views on TikTok alone.

“It’s part of some amazingly successful stuff,” Paulson added. “But sometimes in these situations, the show is the star. It’s really exciting to see that it’s the thing that becomes the star out of this.”

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