After an amazing Disney, Marvel Studios & Lucasfilm Live Action Films D23 Expo Panel, we were escorted behind the stage for a top secret interview. We had no idea that we would be interviewing Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff who we had just seen on stage. In honor of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 coming out on Digital and Blu-ray, they sat down and chatted with us.
Pranks while filming
Pom Klementieff: “…It was during the rehearsals…I was with James Gunn and Dave Bautista, and we were rehearsing a pretty emotional scene. You remember in the movie when I touch him and I see what he went through in his life. And at some point, we saw Michael Rooker, it was like kind of like emotional and Michael Rooker, was like showing his butt by the window. It was like kind of like putting his butt against the window…”
Of course while we were with them, we tried to get some information about the filming of Avengers: Infinity War but mum was the word as they aren’t even given full scripts. They are only given what they need to work with off of an iPad that gets returned to them immediately after they are through with it.
Working with Russo Brothers versus James Gunn
Karen Gillan: “It’s, you know, it was an interesting, like we had to adapt, I guess, because we’ve only ever made anything Guardians related with James Gunn, and he created these characters and it was very much a collaboration with James in terms of bringing these characters to life. So then to sort of work with completely new directors was a different sensation, but it was also cool because they have something else to add to the table, another perspective on everything and, um, and also it was cool ’cause like for the first time, it’s like oh, we don’t know these characters the best now. It’s like okay, let’s do this.”
Pom Klementieff: “I was kind of scared at the beginning because I, I, you know, we have a great relationship with James Gunn, and he’s an amazing director and he’s really close to his actors. And so like, you know, we created this character together, so how is it going to be to work with someone else. Am I gonna do the right things, you know? Can I, maybe I should, I could call you. You know, you can call me any time. So it was kind of like a little bit stressed out, but actually when we’re on set, it went really great…”
On working with The Avengers cast
Pom Klementieff: “…They’re, they’re all really cool and, you know, professional, but also goofy and, no, it was really fun actually. They’re all really great people to work with…”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – Now On Digital & Blu-ray 8/22 and I can’t wait to see it again.