“He absolutely opened up an entire world of storytelling, color, culture, rebellion, and sexuality that was just absolutely intoxicating, dangerous, hilarious, heartbreaking, and encompassing the whole spectrum, but with such a signature style,” Pascal said of the two-time Oscar winning director.
“It could have been anything that he asked me to do, and I would have done it without question,” he added.
He also was overjoyed to get an opportunity to work with Ethan Hawke, his co-star in the project.
"To get to work with Ethan, whose movies I've seen since I was a little kid, who I've seen on stage off-Broadway, on Broadway, whose books I've read, whose plays I've seen him direct, and big movies, small movies, horror movies,” Pascal said. “It was really an incredible opportunity to go, learn, and to enjoy the experience of being on the level of people like that," he said. "Taking it all in was incredible."
Strange Way of Life officially premieres at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.