Movie Meltdown: Doin’ the Raccoon with Sean Gunn
This week we are coming to you “live” from Fandomfest as we sit down with our special guest… Sean Gunn! These days he’s playing Kraglin, as well as the on-set Rocket Raccoon, in the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, but we also discuss growing up in his family full of (what turned out to be) writers and performers. We delve into his early film roles working in the Troma Entertainment world and address possibly his most recognizable role as Kirk from Gilmore Girls. And we pin down the specifics involved in his role as Rocket.
And as we decide whether or not we want to go up in the St. Louis arch, we also bring up… Tromeo and Juliet, Guns ‘n’ Roses, dangerous ambition, the wax museum, the arborators of what was cool, California Split, Baby Driver, PG Porn, under an overpass, Taxi Driver, I don’t know why the wet bandits weren’t at the crucifixion, The Clash, being afraid has no value to you, The Godfather, doing it on a different scale, sex, drugs and punctuality, a mad scientist of sorts, fifty some odd pennies, Jaws, the youngest of six, the greatest scene in the history of American cinema, Stars Hollow, Elvis Costello, Vertigo, motion reference vs. motion capture, entry to the otter house, The Long Goodbye, Preston Sturges, to share something of myself with the world, the chamber of commerce, Lloyd Kaufman, cooler then I gave ’em credit for, knock-off concert T-shirts, Rear Window, and to be a better person in general, the yellow raincoat phase, I always wanted to be an actor, I would see my older brothers do it… and I wanted it so badly, I went underneath the Earth to get there, identifying yourself emphatically, Edgar Wright, the world being sort of finite, translates very nicely to other kinds of fandom, I had to take off my belt, I was like the little mascot, Robert Altman, whatever it is that you want to do in your life… try to do it, we’re the biggest seater the actual sound of my nose breaking.
“My desire to be on a stage… and performing in front of people, predates my knowledge of what it meant to, like have a job or a profession. So I wanted to act, before I knew I even wanted that to be my job.”