GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Vin Diesel voices Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. At the time of taping, the comedian was recovering from the death of his friend and Fast & Furious co-star Paul Walker.
[Mis à jour le 30 octobre 2022 à 20h45] You may not know it, but it’s the actor Vin Diesel who voices Groot in Guardians of the Galaxy. At the time of taping however, the actor was devastated by the passing of Paul Walker, his friend and partner from Fast and Furious. The latter tragically died in 2013 in a car accident. In the columns of Varietythe interpreter of Groot revealed that the filming of Guardians of the Galaxy helped him to mourn and find the desire to play comedy (and especially not to abandon the saga Fast & Furious).
“It allowed me to heal,” says Vin Diesel of his work on the project afterwards, “to play a character who could reincarnate, rejuvenate and represent the essence of life – like trees”. “Vin was in a difficult time,” recalls Watchmen director James Gunn. “I think Groot’s simplicity, his innocence and the creativity behind this character brought him a lot of comfort.” Vin Diesel was so invested in his role to Guardians of the Galaxy that he repeated “at least 500 times” the catchphrase “I am Groot”, in English but also in different languages. A real therapeutic work.
Synopsis – In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, Peter Quill forms a complicated alliance with a group of alien renegades to escape after he steals a coveted orb from the ruthless Ronan. When Quill discovers the true powers of the globe and the threat it poses to the cosmos, he has no choice but to side with his lifelong rivals. Peter was previously an emeritus pilot in the American army, but the flight of the globe pushes him to sink further into the universe, alongside Gamora, Rocket, Drax the Destroyer and Groot. The future of the galaxy is now in their hands.