The stars put their knowledge of each other to the test in a 'Newlyweds'-style game.
After filming two-going-on-three movies as the Guardians of the Galaxy, the cast of Marvel’s space opera proved whether they were actually buddies or, as Jimmy Kimmel put it, just putting on some “show business bull crap.”
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, and franchise newbie Kurt Russell guested on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night to promote Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 and play Guess the Guardian, a game loosely based on The Newlywed Game. Equipped with white boards, the actors had to correctly match their co-stars to Kimmel’s factoids.
Bautista, who plays Drax the Destroyer, surprised some when he revealed he collects lunchboxes, but Saldana (Gamora) fooled all of her castmates with her childhood past of creating stink bombs. “I was 12 and I was, you know, trying to get kids to like me,” she confessed. “So, I did it. I got away with it twice and then the third time I got suspended for two weeks. It was awful. It was fun making them.”
Apparently, Rooker is the class clown of Guardians, since the cast kept wanting to write his name down for the more mischievous tidbits. He didn’t make stink bombs as a kid, he didn’t give his teacher concrete and tell her it was from the Berlin Wall (that was Pratt), and he didn’t chop off the tip of his finger to win the love of a neighbor (that was Russell). He did, however, lose his virginity in a pup tent in a neighbor’s backyard. Now we know way more about the Guardians than you may have wanted.
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Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, written and directed by James Gunn, also features Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel in voice roles, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, and Elizabeth Debecki. As the cast members confirmed in a separate segment on Kimmel, Sylvester Stallone also makes an appearance.
“I don’t know exactly what I can say. I know there are reveals and there are secrets, like, for instance, can I say Sylvester Stallone is in the movie?” Kimmel asked. “Is that alright?”
“It is now,” Pratt laughed.
Watch clips from Kimmel above.