Guardians Of The Galaxy: Chris Pratt Talks Bradley Cooper’s Unexpected Rocket Raccoon

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” has wrapped filming and star Chris Pratt is revealing details to Access Hollywood about fan-favorite character Rocket Raccoon, who is voiced by Bradley Cooper.

Many fans have wondered how the genetically engineered critter – with a love of explosives and weapons – will work on the big screen. Chris, who plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord, told’s Laura Saltman not to expect a cartoon version of the comic book character.

“You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature,” the actor said at the “Parks and Recreation” 100th Episode Celebration on Wednesday.

”[Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, [there are] all these elements [to the character],” he continued. “You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role.”

Adding, “I could not be more excited that Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon, it’s a great character. It’s probably the best character in the movie, just because it’s not what you would expect.”

Chris also dished on his “Guardians” body transformation that he debuted in July (take a look back at the actor’s shirtless selfie!). The 34-year-old joked that his superhero six pack is fading a bit.

“I used to have a six pack, I have a one pack now,” he said, explaining that he’s not that concerned about maintaining his Marvel-approved abs.

“I don’t want to go crazy and be someone who’s primary focus in life is fitness, life is too short to spend it always trying to work out,” he said. “But at the same time, I want balance… I want to be somewhere in between being super fat and being not super fat and so, just kind of fat, I guess.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated to blast into theaters on August 1, 2014.

— Jesse Spero

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