The owner of an art gallery says she’s “mortified” after The Last Of Us and Narcos star Pedro Pascal turned up to see an exhibition about himself – and couldn’t get in.
The show – ADHD Hyper Fixation And Why It Looks Like I Love Pedro Pascal – is on display at the Rhodes Gallery in Margate.
Artist Heidi Gentle Burrell, who has created 14 images of the actor, said she was “gutted” he didn’t see her work.
Pascal, 48, arrived at the gallery on Sunday with actor Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, who runs another gallery in Margate. Tovey and Diament present a podcast called Talk Art.
The trio took a selfie outside the Rhodes – but that’s as far as they got as the gallery was closed.
Jessica Rhodes Robb, who owns and runs the gallery with her partner Gavin Blake, told Sky News she was “mortified” they got no further than the front door.
The couple have small children and take Sundays off to spend time as a family.
The missed opportunity has not been without its benefits, however.
The trio’s selfie, which they posted on Instagram, has attracted lots of publicity.
Sales of the images have picked up and Heidi Gentle Burrell is “ecstatic”, Ms Rhodes Robb said, adding that while the artist is not “obsessive” about Pascal, she “definitely likes the guy”.
The show, which runs until the end of the month, is getting “huge attention”, Ms Rhodes Robb added.
Heidi Gentle Burrell said she imagines that Pascal is “slightly embarrassed” about not getting in “with all the art being about him”.
“I’m gutted he showed up on a Sunday when the gallery was closed,” she told Essex Live.
“I’d love for Robert to bring him along when we’re actually open.”