Bradley Cooper had never met Vin Diesel

Bradley Cooper has confessed he'd never met his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-star Vin Diesel until they appeared on a talk show to promote the film

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Bradley Cooper had never met his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' co-star until they appeared together on a talk show to promote the finished film.

The 39-year-old actor provides the voice for Rocket the racoon in the upcoming sci-fi adventure while Vin Diesel voiced the character Groot, and he's admitted they never met while making the movie.

Appearing with his other co-stars - Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista - on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', Cooper said: "Yeah we just met ... For real, for the first time."

Meanwhile, Chris Pratt - who takes on the lead role of pilot Peter Quill in the James Gunn directed project - confessed his energy on set often got him into trouble with the crew, who were worried about their budget.

The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor said: "I was truly playing every day. I had a laser gun and a spaceship ... a mask! It was funny, I would shoot this gun, this blaster, and over and over again they kept yelling, 'Cut'. Because, on the day, during the take, I was going [makes toy gun noises]. I was like, 'Come on, that felt really good to me'.

"And they were like, 'That just cost us a hundred and fifty thousand dollars! Stop with making the noise with your mouth'."

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 122 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio del Toro
  • UK release: 31 July 2014

When space adventurer Peter Quill (Pratt) finds himself sharing a prison cell with assassin Gamora (Saldana), genetically-modified bounty-hunting raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and other crims, they must face power-hungry evildoer Ronan (Pace). With a gag-stuffed script, lively direction and outstanding performances…

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