The world premiere of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the final chapter in the trilogy, is happening right now! Marvel interviewers stopped Vin Diesel, AKA Groot, on the red carpet and got some inside scoop! Diesel hit the carpet with his daughter and offered insight into his acting process and his Guardians of the Galaxy premiere charitable tradition.
Stop the presses, Vin Diesel claims there is a secret version of every Marvel Cinematic Universe script involving Groot that series director James Gunn prepares for Diesel’s eyes only! One of the interviewers asks Diesel how he manages to put so much emotion and intention behind the only phrase Groot ever says, “I am Groot.”
Vin Diesel reveals,
I’m lucky, in that James Gunn would always write a script that had the line that was intended. So, I am the only person in the world that has this script. But there’s a line of dialogue for every single “I am Groot,” and sometimes it’s a whole paragraph. I’m really lucky, so I have to give it up to James.
That’s pretty impressive and a cool insight into some behind-the-scenes magic! The interviewer agrees it seems like a great tool to have as an actor for a character with such a limited vocabulary.
Diesel also mentioned that at every Guardians of the Galaxy premiere, he wears a Groot-inspired suit jacket that he later donates to charity! Vin Diesel says the jacket “speaks for itself.”
The final Guardians also stars Chris Pratt as Star-Lord, Bradley Cooper as Groot’s BFF Rocket Raccoon, Zoe Saldaña as Gamora, and Dave Bautista as Drax. The film hits movie theaters officially on May 5! The story promises to give audiences some of Rocket Raccoon’s backstory, Peter Quill dealing with Gamora’s death, and some time jumping.
See the full energetic interview below in a tweet posted by Marvel Entertainment!
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) May 3, 2023