How do you keep geeking out after witnessing so many super heroes on stage during the Live Action panel at D23 Expo? Well, it was going to be a while for the big smile to wipe off my face. I was still a radiant Fan Girl when we were whisked to a room behind the main stage to sit with KAREN GILLAN AND POM KLEMENTIEFF. Yes, it was time for the secret to be out of the bag: Nebula and Mantis Together for Our Exclusive Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Interview!
Nebula and Mantis Together for Our Exclusive Karen Gillan and Pom Klementieff Guardians of the Galaxy Interview
The ladies were all smiles and glammed up! You can’t see the full dress Karen Gillan was wearing but it was a stunning colorful sequence cocktail dress. The necklace on Pom Klementieff was just beautiful accessorizing!To begin, we asked them how they felt about the roaring reception they received a few minutes prior on stage. They both thought it was amazing. Karen Gillan said it was really loud and electric to have people passionate about something you are involved with.
Pranks on set
It seems the ladies were not the target of pranks on set. But, Karen Gillan did remember the time that Pom Klementief was side tracked from her work. Klementieff, elaborated:” Oh, yes. It’s true. I forgot, but it was not during the shoot. It was during the rehearsals. I was with James Gunn and Dave Bautista. We were rehearsing a pretty emotional scene. You remember in the movie when I touch him and I see what he went through in his life? At some point, we saw Michael Rooker showing his butt by the window.”
On Relating to their Characters
Karen Gillan starts off: “ I hope I’m nothing like mine. I don’t have any siblings, but I can definitely identify with insecurity, I think, as everyone can. My character is, the least favorite sister. She’s not as good at fighting. She’s less attractive. She’s got no hair. She feels inferior and I think everybody can probably relate to that in some capacity.” Pom Klementief says:” Me, too. The insecurities. I think that the moments that move me the most, are when she doesn’t believe in herself and she just needs someone to believe in her. You just need someone to believe in you and to push you”.
Favorite Trait of their Characters
Karen Gillian:“I really like the fact that my character can fight so well, and I really like that she is just like riddled with rage. She’s got serious daddy issues which is just like the cool feel for the rage, and I just like embodying that”.
Pom Klementieff:” I love her innocence. It’s kind of refreshing, and it brings a lot of funny moments, too. She tries things and she discovers things and it’s kind of funny, it’s kind of funny to play.”
Cool fact: Karen Gillan no longer has to be bald to be Nebula!
We all love a good super hero. After all, we were in a room full of fan girls like me. Of course, we asked these ladies how their felt about empowering women via their roles in Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are their answers:
Karen Gillian: “I feel like it’s about time. I mean, we’ve been craving this for a long time, and with everyone in the Marvel universe, all the amazing and also different types of women. I mean look at Wonder Woman! Not every woman needs to be tough and stern.”
Pom Klementieff: “You can really see strong characters like Karen’s character or like my character, she’s more innocent and weird and, it’s okay to be either of these characters. I also love the costumes that we wear, they’re not too revealing. They’re not too sexy and, you know, it’s great, too, because sometimes, you know, in superhero movies, it’s like oh, you’re gonna wear a bikini and fight. Ah, okay. It doesn’t really make sense.”
Ridding Guardians of the Galaxy : Mission Breakout at Summer of Heroes in Disneyland
Mantis is featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout. Pom Klementif is really happy to be a part of it. She does recommend not eating before you ride because “your organs are lifted up and then come down. It’s really crazy. It’s safe because you stay in the seat. You don’t actually, you can’t fall. It’s just, oh, it’s amazing.” Sarah Gillan promises to ride it soon.
About Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, the film’s storyline continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians (Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot, and Bradley Cooper as Rocket) must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to expand.
Turn the Volume up for Summer of Heroes with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.
Honestly, the Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout ride at Disneyland is amazing. The whole Summer of Heroes is pure awesomeness for everyone. The coolness of it all can only be amplified with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on Blu-ray! I just can’t wait. I have a Groot surprise coming up for you to mark the day. In the meantime, while Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 on Blu-ray is available on August 22nd, let’s celebrate with some cool music. Time to listen to mixtape #1 and #2 over and over again. Which is your favorite song from mixtape #2?