Zoe Saldana: Groot stole the show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 August 2014
Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana says Vin Diesel's Groot "stole the show" in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and she instantly "fell in love" with the tree-like creature

Zoe Saldana says Vin Diesel's Groot "stole the show" in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'.

The 35-year-old beauty "fell in love" with the tree-like creature in the new Marvel movie - in which she plays Gamora opposite stars including Bradley Cooper and Karen Gillan - and can't remember feeling "moved" as much by any other fictional character.

She explained: "I think Grout stole the show, for me. I mean, I just fell in love with this big tree once we started filming.

"And even though I'm mature and I'm pretty sane, I can't really remember a fictional character that really moved me like that."

Director James Gunn, meanwhile, revealed that he is able to gain an insight into fan reaction to the film thanks to social media.

Gunn explained that he's received more tweets about Groot and Dave Bautista - a former WWE wrestler - than anyone else.

He added, jokingly: "Also, I like to say it's Bautista that steals the show because it embarrasses him. He's the one person I like to compliment as much as possible because he hates it."

Guardians of the Galaxy

  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • 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…


1. Douglas Findlay18 Aug 2014, 2:41am Report

She can praise Diesel's Groot all she wants, but everyone was watching and connecting with her. Can't wait for Zoe's next anything.

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