Spoilers ahead for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
Although it was released months ago, comic book fans can't stop talking about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Jame Gunn's triumphant sequel helped to explore the psyche of the titular team, while helping to bridge the gap between the first film and their eventual appearance years later in Avengers: Infinity War. One character who got a ton of screen time the second time around was Michael Rooker's Yondu. The antihero also received perhaps the most heartbreaking death scene in the entire MCU, although it turns out that Rooker was snoring onset when he was supposed to be playing a dead body. And now we know a little bit more about why that blooper happened.
It looks like trying to relax his body made Michael Rooker a bit vulnerable to a sudden nap. It brings a whole new meeting to "I'll sleep when I'm dead".
While casual audiences might think that Michael Rooker's on set snooze was a bit unprofessional, those in the film business have always maintained that sets are notoriously boring places. Actors spend a great deal of time in holding as shots are set up, and they usually have to do a ton of takes for important scenes. Star-Lord's monologue about Yondu was a heartbreaking moment, so it makes sense that the scene took so long to film. And if all you have to do is lay down with your eyes closed, I think you'd have a Rooker-esque nap as well.
Pretty hilarious, right?
I just can't get enough of the cast's reaction to Michael Rooker's snoring. While Chris Pratt attempted to get through his monologue and ignore the sounds, Dave Bautista wasn't quite as strong. While the crew reset for another take, you can see Bautista tell a crew member about the snoring. Things get even more embarrassing when Pom Klementieff and Zoe Saldana join the scene as well, all while a blue clad Rooker snores.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is currently available for home purchase and the Guardians will return to the MCU in Avengers: Infinity War this May. In the meantime, check out our 2017 release list to plan your net trip to the movies.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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