As part of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press event, I had the chance to interview Michael Rooker (Yondu) & Sean Gunn (Kraglin). Disney provided me with a trip in exchange for coverage of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
These two characters return in the second movie so if you were a fan of them and their gang of Ravagers, you’ll enjoy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2!
Yondu & Kraglin Return in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
I have to admit that I had mixed feelings about Yondu and the Ravagers after the first film. I just wasn’t sure how I felt and so I was interested to see what would go down in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
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If you’ve wondered how things might turn out for Yondu, make sure you see the movie as soon as you can. I’m pretty sure that Yondu and Kraglin both worked their way into my heart after watching the second film.
Then having the chance to interview the actors behind the characters made me like them even more. Interviewing Michael Rooker and Sean Gunn was one of the most entertaining parts of the day!
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Fun Facts about Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn, Yondu, and Kraglin
This interview was a ton of fun and we learned some interesting facts about their experience as part of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
- The makeup process for Yondu was three hours long. It involved multiple layers of blue and other colors to create depth and make it look realistic.
- Both men had to wear different teeth for their characters. They bother Sean Gunn and he started practicing with them early. But they didn’t bother Rooker except for his Yondu whistle. He had to learn to whistle with them. (In the movie, his whistle is actually his whistle just enhanced a bit!)
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- Sean Gunn’s favorite character besides his own is Drax because of the journey he has seen Dave Bautista take from audition through the films.
- Michael Rooker prefers non-human characters so Rocket and Groot are his favorites. He told us as he laughed that he doesn’t like real people. (He had the whole room laughing throughout the entire interview!)
- Sean Gunn plays Rocket when on the set. It takes multiple takes to film everything they need for scenes with Rocket in them and it’s a very physical role. Michael Rooker said that in a movie with so much CGI it’s like filming five movies.
- Sean Gunn confessed that he likes his character in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 because “I don’t have tons of makeup and I don’t die.” Priorities right?
These two actors were hilarious to interview and their characters in the film add some amazing depth to the storyline! I’m definitely a fan of Yondu and Kraglin and I think you will be too after you see the movie!
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