Forget Star-Lord. Baby Groot, who? The real star of Guardians of the Galaxy is Sean Gunn, and it is about time we gave him his day in the sun to really shine. Thankfully, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 does just that.
In case you don’t know off the top of your head, Gunn actually plays two characters in the film. You’ll see him in the flesh as Kraglin, one of Yondu’s most trusted Ravagers (and this time, he’s got a much bigger role, but #NoSpoilers). What you don’t see is that he also pulls double duty as Rocket Raccoon. The cast needs a stand-in for the Bradley Cooper-voiced trash panda, and that’s where Gunn steps in.
“For actors, [the role is always] the input and the output,” Gunn explained to reporters at a Guardians of the Galaxy press event. “The input is the work you put into it and the work you do on set. The output is what you see on the screen. For me, the input is very similar for both characters, but the output is totally different because it takes a whole team of people to make Rocket.”
“It’s interesting in this movie because Rocket and Kraglin have a few scenes together, so juggling the two things were very strange and challenging. But I love it, I love both characters, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”