"That was something that I thought, I can grab onto that. I can run with that." - Karen Gillan on Her 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Audition
"that’s what I left wrestling to do, was act." - Dave Bautista
Actor Chris Pratt posted this motivating message on Instagram
In this audition clip, you can see that Pratt already had his fast-talking Peter Quill character down and Bautista was equally prepared to play the no-nonsense Drax as Quill tries to convince Drax not to kill Gamora
There's one thing James Gunn won't do: cast you in 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2', just because you asked.
"Looking back, I think I know why. Physically, I looked like an asshole. I looked like the guy—like Johnny in The Karate Kid, you know?" - Chris Pratt on being typecast
In the amazingly prescient clip, Pratt says, "Man... I just got a text message. It's from Steven Spielberg. God! So annoying."
Guardians of the Galaxy is poised to become one of the biggest hits of the summer before its release date on Aug. 1. Early press screenings have proven to be successful way to pass along a strong word-of-mouth on the Marvel film. Despite such incredible visibility and guaranteed work for actors in the Marvel franchise, it isn’t always easy to get actors to sign those notorious contracts. The stars are tied to six to nine movies all at once. Director James Gunn talked to Vulture about trying to sign Oscar winner Benicio del Toro to his movie. He explained, “It’s a ... Read more
The list of professional wrestlers who have attempted acting careers is long, but the list of those who actually succeeded on the silver screen is very small. Of course, none have yet equaled the resume of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and only a few are even as popular on screen as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, but that’s still better than the average wrestler-turned-actor. One wrestler who has the opportunity of joining Johnson is Dave Bautista, who landed the role of a lifetime as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy after quitting wrestling in 2010 and landed roles in movies ... Read more
Synopsis: Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finds space adventurer Peter Quill the object of a bounty hunt after stealing an orb coveted by a treacherous villain, but when Quill discovers the power it holds, he must find a way to rally the quartet of ragtag rivals hot on his trail to save the universe. Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector Director: James Gunn Written by: ... Read more
Before the announcement that Chris Pratt would star as Star-Lord Peter Quill in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, not many people would have pegged the Parks and Recreation actor as an intergalactic superhero. In fact, even Pratt himself was one of the doubters. However, he reveals that as he tested for the role he began to feel like there was no way he wouldn’t be cast in the lead role in what could potentially be the biggest blockbuster film of the summer. At first, Pratt didn’t think he had a chance. He recalls, “I remember originally they were like, ... Read more
Chris Pratt is keeping busy in Hollywood with comedic roles in films like Delivery Man to voicing the lead role in The Lego Movie. He’s also diversifying by playing Peter Quill a.k.a. Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which hits theaters next summer. The 34-year-old actor sat down with Moviefone to talk about how he approached the script for Delivery Man and his work with co-star Vince Vaughn. With some of the best lines in the movie, Pratt knew that “usually moments will leap out at you. You’ll understand a moment is going to be funny. And, oftentimes, not on ... Read more
Zoe Saldana doesn’t mind that her movie roles tend to take place in space, including Avatar, the Star Trek franchise, and her newest film, Guardians of the Galaxy. In fact, she likes appearing onscreen as multi-colored characters. “Well, the rainbow has a lot of colors,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! News. “I dig it. I like being in space. I get to play less girlfriends, more female parts, more women. So I find it meaty.” The actress also admitted she has a lot of admiration for the directors that she’s gotten a chance to work with. “It’s a ... Read more
Parks and Recreation star Chris Pratt might be an offbeat choice for any role in a superhero film, let alone the lead role of Peter "Star-Lord" Quill, the leader of Marvel Comics' intergalactic super-team the Guardians of the Galaxy. But according to director James Gun,, when we see Pratt in the film next summer we're going to forgo any perception we might have of him.