Dave Bautista is one of the nicest guys that you could ever meet. He was hilarious in the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, and I promise you he is even funnier in the second one. The character development was everything I could have asked for and I hope we see more of him and his history in Volume 3. Talking with Dave for a second time was eye opening, and I have to admit, I really felt for him at moments.
Zoe Saldana Admits She’s Ready to Take A Break From Playing Science Fiction Females | #GotGVol2Event #GotGVol2
When I talked with Zoe Saldana on the set of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 last year, she was beyond inspiring. She discussed how important it is for women to be strong and take control of their own lives. She also gave some great marriage and fitness tips. So when I was told we would have a chance to chat with her again after seeing the movie at the World Premiere, I was really excited. I went in to this interview just knowing how great it would be!
Picture this – a room of 25 bloggers and in walks Chris Pratt to talk about his role as Star-Lord in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy film. Of course, the room erupts in cheers and applause – and Chris loves it. I have interviewed him before, while on the set of GotG Vol 2, so I knew this was going to be a lot of fun. He is so enthusiastic and such a great guy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Will Blow Your Mind: My Red Carpet Experience | #GotGVol2Event #GotGVol2
As many of you know, I am a HUGE Marvel fan – I mean, my Twitter handle has been MarvelGoddess24 since I joined Twitter. I love the comic books and I love the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Guardians of the Galaxy (GotG) has been one of my favorite comic book series for years and years now. It always stood out to me because of the unique characters and all of the adventures they go on. When the first movie was announced I was thrilled and when the second one was, I was even more excited. Last year, I got to go on the set of GotG Vol. 2 and it was one of my favorite experiences – until now. I was luckily invited to LA to walk the red carpet premiere and see the film before many others were able to – and my mind was BLOWN.
This morning one of the best teaser trailers in Marvel history was released – Thor: Ragnarok. I have been dying to see what Thor and Hulk have been up to and why they were just too busy to participate in the Civil War. I have been reading Marvel Comics for a longtime and I am so curious to see how close their story line is to the comics – or if it is at all. This teaser trailer was everything I could have hoped for, and more.
While on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 last May, I was completely blindsided with a Kurt Russell interview! We thought he would have already been wrapped from filming, but as we were finishing up lunch we were whisked away quickly with no idea what was going on. We were told to follow and that is what we did. We ended up in a blue room where filming was clearly going on – and then were told “you are going to be interviewing Kurt Russell in about three minutes.” What, did I hear that right? KURT RUSSELL? My fellow bloggers and I gasped and took about 5 seconds to freak out before we started wracking our brains for questions to ask a legend in the film industry.
James Gunn Discusses Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Baby Groot, Family Dynamics, & The Trilogy | #GOTGVol2
No set visit is complete without a chat with the director – and James Gunn, director of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, completely agrees with this statement. Even though we were pressed for time and all had flights to catch, he told us not to leave without a chance to talk to him. James even had assistants bring our luggage to our car so that we could have a conversation with him. We were all thrilled to work an interview with James in to our busy schedule. It had been a long day for all of us – James included. He mentioned that there were two sets running at the same time that day, one with Kurt Russell, and one with everybody else – so he had been running back and forth all day. We actually got to see both sets – we interviewed Kurt on his and watched the rest of the cast film on the other. What an experience – I still cannot believe it happened!
Karen Gillan is one bad b*tch in the movies but she is the sweetest thing in real life! I had the chance to sit down and chat with her on the GotGVol2 set!
Chatting with Michael Rooker while on the Set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | #GotGVol2Event #GotGVol2
While on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, one of the actors I was able to interview was Michael Rooker, who reprises his role of Yondu in the sequel. Michael is one of my favorite actors – I absolutely loved him in The Walking Dead as Merle – and as Yondu in the first Guardians movie. To me, he always seemed like he is an off the wall and fun type of guy. And boy was I right! The first thing he did when he walked in the interview room was look all of us ladies right in the face. He said “let me look at you – y’all are purty”. Not many actors take the time to look at you – really look at you – when you are interviewing them. He even asked us several questions throughout the interview, like where we were from and how many kids we each have. It was like he truly wanted to know about us as individuals. I think we all appreciated this, I know I did.
I think we can all agree that Dave Bautista seems like an intimidating man. I will tell you that he is bigger in person – but much less intimidating. As he walked in to the interview room on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 last May – in full Drax costume and makeup – I was a little bit speechless. What a force walking through that door – what an incredible sight! I am a giant Guardians of the Galaxy fan and to see Drax sitting in front of me was pretty amazing. But Dave is probably one of the sweetest, soft-spoken, and down-to-Earth guys I have ever met. We had a great conversation about how he felt about coming back to the set, how long it takes for him to become Drax, and he what he loves about his character.