"Jimmy Kimmel Live!" welcomed "Guardians of the Galaxy" on Monday, July 21. Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel and Dave Bautista were on hand to talk about their new movie which is due August 1 in the U.S.
The day before during the movie press junket, Guillermo Rodriguez had a chance to meet the stars. But rather than having the traditional face-to-face interviews, the funnyman preferred to conduct his interviews back-to-back.
On the occasion, Guillermo offered Pratt, Diesel and Bautista a shot of tequilla, which the "Fast and Furious 7" actor had to turn down because he had his kids coming. Bautista thought it was water and drank it, while Pratt asked Guillermo to do three shots in a row. What Guillermo didn't realize is that the "Parks and Recreation" actor didn't really drink it and threw it.
Meanwhile during a sitdown with Jimmy Kimmel, Pratt shared his excitement filming a shooting scene in the action film and recalled doing a photo shoot with a real racoon for the cover of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Diesel revealed that he and Cooper had just met for the first time backstage at "JKL" because they just voice their characters, but Zaldana and Diesel are family friends because his sister has a baby with her best friend.
The cast also took part in Mia vs. Marvel game with Mia Grace, who is a comic book expert. The five stars took turn going up against the 5-year-old girl to test their knowledge about "Guardians of the Galaxy". Mia defeated the actors as she correctly answered all the trivia questions.
In other news, President Barack Obama was reported to film his secret appearance on "JKL" on Wednesday, but it has been denied by ABC. However, TMZ sources insist that the POTUS is indeed booked for the show with multiple LAPD sources confirming Obama is scheduled to be at The El Capitan Wednesday at 3 P.M. for an hour.
Fox News now has reported that the White House canceled the scheduled "surprise" appearance due to concern that it would look bad amid the crises in Ukraine and Gaza.