Belfast Telegraph

Diesel: Guardians helped with grief

Vin Diesel has told how working on the Guardians Of The Galaxy movie helped him through his grief over the death of Paul Walker.

Paul died in a car crash last November in the middle of filming Fast And Furious 7. He and Vin had worked together since the first Fast And Furious movie in 2001.

Vin, who voices tree-like creature Groot in the Marvel comic book movie, took part in a question-and-answer session on Facebook to mark the unveiling of the film's first full trailer.

Asked about getting into character as Groot he said: "It was very personal - it was the month after the accident happened with my brother Paul Walker and it was the first time I had worked since.

"Although it was challenging, just to get back to work was therapeutic - especially as Groot. There was an innocence about the character that was just refreshing - and it may have been more challenging under other circumstances, but at that time, it was very therapeutic."

Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Kevin Feige and director James Gunn also took part in the Q&A.

James assured fans they would be able to enjoy the film, whether they were familiar with the comic book characters or not.

He said: "Go in fresh, the movie makes sense whether or not you've read the comics."


From Belfast Telegraph