While celebrating the 100th episode of Parks & Recreation (You really should be watching that show, it’s incredibly funny), Chris Pratt answered a couple of questions about James Gunn‘s Guardians of the Galaxy, and his thoughts about the fabulously furious furry character Rocket Raccoon.After filming wrapped, Pratt admitted that he hasn’t kept up the training regime that put him in that Marvel Superhero form:
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 also had some things to say about the character that many believe will be the breakout, scene stealing character, much like Mark Ruffalo‘s Hulk of the first Avengers movie, Rocket Raccoon voiced by Bradley Cooper. What does Pratt think about it?
You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature.
Rocket has been tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and 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.
There it is, Pratt is calling Rocket Raccoon out as the surprise star of the movie. The entire cast is fantastic. I’m betting that the combination of Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Lee Pace, Benicio Del Toro, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Dave Bautista, Glenn Close, Gregg Henry, Karen Gillan and even Vin Diesel with his ONE line in the movie will bring it, and leave it all on the screen.
Guardians Of The Galaxy hits theater screens August 1st, 2014. Will your butt be in a theater seat?
Via: Access Hollywood