Why Glenn Close Is Doing “Guardians Of The Galaxy”

August 4, 2013

Back in June, actress Glenn Close spoke briefly about her role as Nova Prime in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY at the 18th Nantucket Film Festival. During the Q & A, an attendee asked why great actors are stuck doing big blockbusters instead of great independent features? Close replied that studios are now owned by bigger corporations.

“But in August, I’m gonna go off and do the next generation of Marvel Comics/Disney and I get to be the chief police of the galaxy. But I’m doing that because it will then afford me to go do the other kind of movies that I really love, and hopefully I will have a great time [on Guardians of the Galaxy]. It’ll be a new experience for me, but practically speaking it will mean that I can do those smaller movies and it’ll be okay.” 

Apparently, sometimes you have to play the game. She loves doing the independent features, but every once in a while you got to do the big studio pictures for security.

Glenn Close recently started shooting Guardians of the Galaxy. Dave Bautista (Drax the Destroyer) tweeted that he was “more than star struck by a certain cast member today.” Twitter also revealed that Glenn Close and John C. Reilly, who plays Nova Corps officer Rhomann Dey, attended a live show at the Palace Theatre in London.

Skip to the 4:52 mark below during the interview.

Guardians of the Galaxy, the next epic adventure from Marvel Studios, is directed and written by James Gunn, with a story by Nicole Perlman and Gunn, and the film will introduce audiences to a whole new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The all-star cast includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax the Destroyer, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Rhomann Dey, and Glenn Close as Nova Prime.

Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters August 1, 2014.

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