Actor Pedro Pascal recently made headlines for his heartwarming show of support for his sister, Javiera Balmaceda, at the 2023 Oscars. Javiera, a talented filmmaker, was nominated for Best Documentary Short for her film “Breaking Barriers,” which tells the story of a group of women in Chile who are working to dismantle the patriarchy. While Javiera could not attend the ceremony in person due to pandemic restrictions, Pedro showed his support in a big way. He arrived on the red carpet wearing a suit jacket with a custom-made lining featuring photos of his sister and her film’s title.
The gesture quickly went viral on social media, with fans and fellow celebrities alike applauding Pedro’s dedication to his family and his support for women’s empowerment. In an interview with TODAY, Pedro spoke about his admiration for his sister’s work and the importance of using his platform to amplify marginalized voices.
“I am so proud of my sister and her film, which shines a light on the important work of these incredible women,” he said. “As someone with a platform, I feel it is my duty to use that platform to support and uplift voices that are often marginalized.” The viral moment has sparked important conversations about the importance of family support and allyship in the entertainment industry and has inspired many to use their own platforms to lift up others.
Congratulations to Javiera on her nomination and to Pedro for being such an incredible ally and brother!