GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY’s Chris Pratt Sings Rocket Racoon’s Praises

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guardians of the galaxy bannerYesterday we heard a few words from Michael Rooker about Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket Raccoon and today we get a few words from Star-Lord himself, Chris Pratt. The actor recently touched on the furry little buttkicker’s backstory and how Bradley Cooper‘s voice was a good choice to bring the character to life.

Pratt recently spoke with Access Hollywood while at the 100th episode celebration for Parks and Recreation. The actor revealed a little information about Rocket and how it’s a great, maybe the greatest, part of the film:

You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature. [Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, [there are] all these elements [to the character]. You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role.

I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon, it’s a great character. It’s probably the best character in the movie, just because it’s not what you would expect.

prattThe actor also talked about getting into shape for the role. When filming first started, the flabby funnyman from Parks and Rec got into incredible shape for the role of Peter Quill. Until a sequel rolls around, he’s not going to keep his Guardians bod:

I used to have a six pack, I have a one pack now. I don’t want to go crazy and be someone who’s primary focus in life is fitness, life is too short to spend it always trying to work out. But at the same time, I want balance… I want to be somewhere in between being super fat and being not super fat and so, just kind of fat, I guess.

Pratt seems like a good, down to earth guy. He’s been a little less polished when it comes to interviews, so he’s let a few details slip out here and there. Nothing big, but he has given us some insight into the film. It sounds like James Gunn has put the most work into Rocket Raccoon and I think it’s safe to say it will pay off. What do you think about Pratt‘s comments? Which Guardian of the Galaxy are you looking forward to seeing on film the most?

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Source : Access Hollywood