Michael Rooker on Guardians Of The Galaxy

News Glen Chapman
21 Nov 2013 - 06:53

Michael Rooker has been chatting about his role as Yondu in James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy

We had the privilege of chatting to the mighty Michael Rooker recently - you can read the interview here - and he was on fine form, as you would expect. He's a man very much in demand at the moment. After building a career as one of the finest character actors around, his profile has received a significant boost thanks to his memorable role as Merle in The Walking Dead. And he's set to receive more attention with a starring role in James Gunn's 2014 Marvel blockbuster, Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Rooker has been chatting about his role recently, telling Total Film of the preparation for it that "it's challenging. You have to forget that you have all these issues like three hour make-up and stuff... once you get that stuff on you have your own down time. You forget you have it on. You just play the role and you have a great time doing it".

He continued by discussing what he could about his character Yondu. You can probably guess, though.  “I don't think I'm at liberty to discuss any powers of any sort... y'know, most of the roles I play, just by it being who I am – normally they're somewhat formidable individuals. That's just sort of my look and build. So we utilise that in almost everything I've done, and it's the same in Guardians.”

Guardians Of The Galaxy is released on August 1st 2014. Might we get a trailer for it this side of Christmas, we wonder...

Total Film

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