‘This Is Us’ star Chris Sullivan talks about his role in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’

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A promotional image for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" (Facebook/guardiansofthegalaxy)

While the second season of “This Is Us” has not been unveiled yet, actor Chris Sullivan has landed a role in the highly anticipated Marvel film.

Sullivan, with all the prosthetics and makeup, is unrecognizable in his portrayal of Taserface in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

“Taserface is an intergalactic space pirate, who is in the service of Yondu, and a member of the Ravagers,” Sullivan told Entertainment Weekly. He also mentioned that he made some adjustments with his voice to match his character’s identity.

In the original film, “The Walking Dead” actor Michael Rooker portrays Yondu.

Sullivan recounted that Simon Hatt, the associate producer, contacted him and advised him to record an audition tape. He also mentioned that he received the full script, but he delved in right away to his character’s script.

“There’s no need to establish characters, so we get to jump right into the storylines of the main characters at a deeper level,” he said. Also, he thinks the storyline is better than the previous movie.

The actor asked what it was like working with director James Gunn. To this, Sullivan stated: “He almost appears surprised that someone is still allowing him to live out his childhood fantasies. It’s kind of infectious. It makes the days fly by.”

He added that the set has music playing, and the crew members were full of energy. It made filming an enjoyable experience. Additionally, Sullivan got to mingle with Kurt Russell, the actor who plays Ego. He described the veteran actor as charming and easy-going.

In other news, Gunn asserted that Vin Diesel portrays baby Groot pretty well that the production team did not make huge alterations in the audio processing for the character’s childlike voice.

“It’s mostly just Vin’s voice. He’s able to, you know, speak in a much higher register than he normally does,” said the enthusiastic director.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will hit theaters worldwide on May 5.