From the moment that Vin Diesel walked into the room of 25 bloggers you could tell that it was going to be one of the best interviews I have been at. The smile on his face as we clapped for him walking in said it all.. so much so that he turned around and walked in a 2nd time which made the room even more excited. In case you didn’t know Vin Diesel brings life to the surprisingly lovable character Groot in Marvels newest addition The Guardians Of The Galaxy ( review coming soon!) coming to theaters on August 1st. We were commenting on the movie when instead of us asking Vin a question, he turns around and asks ” What do you love about Groot?” The answers came easy as you will quickly see that even though his words are very minimal Groot brings something to the movie that sticks with you ( no pun intended). When Marvel and Vin first teamed up for this project he was excited to see which character his children thought he would be playing. So he brought a book with a picture of all of the characters and asked them which one they wanted daddy to play?
“And I was asking them, and they answered in seconds. I was praying that they would lead me in feeling good about this role. And they all pointed to Groot, and they thought Groot was cool.”
I loved hearing him talk about his children and how much they ended up loving Groot! That they would be driving down the street, passing trees and his children would say ” Look Dad, It’s your brothers and sisters!” with a huge smile on his face he continued “I mean, nothing I would try to teach them about life and respect for nature could have been as effective as them seeing Daddy as Groot.” with that my heart melted..here is this very sexy man gushing about his children.. I die!
The interview which at this point had seemed like a bunch of friends talking about an awesome movie was like no other. You can see how much he puts into each character he plays just by speaking with him. Now if you didn’t know Groot is essentially a 7ft tree like creature who is the side kick to Rocket Raccoon the sly talking character voiced by Bradley Cooper. But how does one get the feel to become a 7ft, walking, talking ( I AM GROOT) tree.. by wearing stilts to the recording booth of course!! And that is exactly what Vin Diesel would do to get the feel for his character.
“I never thought I’d be so proud of it. But you know, in some ways, Groot is nature’s ambassador, and there’s something beautiful about that.”
At the end of the interview he had mentioned that when his kids had seen the film his little one was caught in awe and singing Hooked On a Feeling ( From the movies soundtrack..which is awesome!) and that it made him feel like he could sing also. Before we knew it everyone was dancing and singing with Vin Diesel ( there is a video of it..somewhere..)! Make sure you check out Vin Diesel as Groot when Marvels Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters everywhere August 1st!!