Vin Diesel says he's similar to Guardians of the Galaxy character

The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor, Vin Diesel has claimed his personality is a lot like that of his on-screen character, Groot

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Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel believes his 'Guardians of the Galaxy' character is similar to his real-life self.

The 47-year-old actor insists the innocence of his alter-ego Groot - a genetically modified tree who tries to save the world - in the new Marvel flick is comparable to his own off-screen persona.

He explained: "To maintain your innocence is a feat. So much magic comes from it.

"Ironically, people probably see more of Groot when I'm posting [on Facebook] than they would in any of the characters I play."

However, despite Diesel's love of Facebook, he argues that stars ought to be more aware of the direct interaction social media allows with fans.

He explained: "Imagine if you were able to Facebook Elvis, and talk to him, and hear from him without the Hollywood of it all. That was the 'Fast & Furious' experience."

Meanwhile, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - which also features the likes of Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt - is in UK cinemas now.

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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