Hardball Interviews: Groot

We all know Groot, the sentient tree member of the Guardians of the Galaxy. But how much do we really know about him? Who, really, am Groot? I sat down recently to have a face-to-bark conversation.

 

So, Groot, what’s been happening recently?

I am Groot.

That’s fascinating. The movie seems to be doing well, both in the box office and also receiving some great critical acclaim. Have you enjoyed the response so far?

I am Groot.

What was it like shooting the movie? Was it a fun set and did anyone play pranks?

I am Groot.

No kidding! How did he react?

I am Groot!

[Laughter] Sounds like the movie was a lot of fun. Switching tack now, what do you think about the Gaza situation?

I am Groot.

That would probably solve some of the issues, but…

I am Groot.

Oh wow. Just… I’ve never really thought of it in those terms before. Truly an amazing insight which, I think, would solve the problems there once and for all. Have you thought about using your popularity to become a UN ambassador?

I am Groot.

Naturally. Any thoughts on the latest developments in Ferguson, Missouri?

I am Groot?

Personally, I agree with you one hundred per cent and I hope the mayor of Ferguson hears you. And what about Australia’s own issues, now that you’ve spent some time here?

I am Groot.

Yikes! [Laughter] I hope Tony Abbott isn’t listening in.

I am Groot.

Of course, you do have a unique position on the logging industry as well.

I am Groot!

Indeed. Before we close this interview, what about all your new fans, particularly the younger kids. Any words for them?

[Pause]

Take your time…

I am Groot.

Beautifully said. It was a pleasure to chat with you.

I am Groot.

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