For a relatively unknown character, Taserface has captured the imagination of many fans looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Now, actor Chris Sullivan is provided some new insights into who exactly Taserface is.
Sullivan is best known as one of the stars of NBC’s hit drama This Is Us, and he says Taserface couldn’t be a more different role for him to play.
“Talk about a swing in character type,” Sullivan tells Entertainment Weekly. "Taserface is an intergalactic space pirate, who is in the service of Yondu, and a member of the Ravagers.
“Taserface is loud,” Sullivan continues. “Taserface is the defensive lineman on your high school football team. He’s a very loud individual who enjoys pushing people around.”
This Is Us fans likely won’t even be able to recognize Sullivan as playing Taserface requires a heavy amount of makeup and prosthetics.
“The makeup process started off at about three-and-a-half hours and we whittled it down to about two-and-a-half, as the makeup team got more and more practiced at it,” Sulivan explains. “It was quite involved. But every morning, bright and early, I shared a makeup trailer with Michael Rooker. So, it was he and I sitting next to each other, getting ready for work, and sharing stories of our lives! Michael Rooker is like the Merle Haggard of the acting world. Never a dull moment. Never a dull story. I’ve been a huge fan of his since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I don’t think there’s anyone like him. I think he’s singular. I would pay money to sit next to him and get into makeup. Don’t tell Marvel that!”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 currently has a 4.24 out of 5 ComicBook.com user anticipation rating, making it the third most anticipated upcoming comic book movie among ComicBook.com readers. Let us know how excited you are for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 by giving it your own ComicBook.com User Anticipation Rating below.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is written and directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens in theaters on May 5, 2017.
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