Chris Pratt, who stars in the Guardians of the Galaxy as Peter Quill, has been speaking about his gun-toting-loud-mouthed colleague Rocket Raccoon in the forthcoming Marvel film.
In an interview with Access Hollywood, the actor offered a description of the character: “You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature. Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, [there are] all these elements [to the character]. You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role.”
As for the man behind the voice of the character, Bradley Cooper, Pratt had this to say: “I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon. It’s a great character. It’s probably the best character in the movie, just because it’s not what you would expect.”
Guardians of the Galaxy also stars Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Rooker, Ophelia Lovibond, Benicio Del Toro, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Djimon Honsou, Gregg Henry, Glenn Close and John C. Reilly, and is released on August 1, 2014.