The end of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is packed with emotional moments as some of the heroes came to terms with the loss of a family member. Gamora and Nebula said goodbye, and Peter Quill eulogized his surrogate father Yondu after a heroic sacrifice, but a new blooper for the movie reveals the man who played Yondu came pretty close to ruining that scene while filming.
Michael Rooker and director James Gunn have previously spoken about how the actor fell asleep while filming that pivotal scene, crashing so hard that he even begun snoring during a take. Now you can watch that clip above and try not to laugh along with the other actors in the shot.
Sometimes during these blooper reels, the actors break character and bust out laughing, but given the emotional gravity required in this scene, it’s not surprising to see Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Dave Bautista remain serious.
Gunn previously revealed the awkward take during a Q&A session on his Facebook page.
“I have some very funny video of Chris giving his speech and crying and in the middle of that, Rooker falling asleep,” Gunn said. “He didn't fall asleep once. He fell asleep 10 times.”
TMZ caught up with Rooker, and he reiterated the same thing, saying, "I fell asleep each take."
"I can fall asleep anywhere," he said, saying that the scene was set up to be very relaxing with the lights dimmed and candles everywhere. "It was almost romantic."
With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 now out on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD, Gunn finally released footage of the snoring incident to Facebook.
When a commenter pointed out that the actors weren’t laughing, Gunn responded that “everyone was crying.”
“It was more uncomfortable than funny in the moment (now it's funny),” Gunn added.
You can tell the actors don’t really know how to respond to the situation. After all, it is rude to wake someone up, but they remained professional and managed to stay in the moment for the scene, delivering the emotions required for that pivotal character moment.
And it’s not like Rooker was going to get in trouble for it. What could they do, kill him again?0comments
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD. At the moment, Amazon Prime members can order the Blu-ray for 50% off.