Celebrated Hollywood actor Vin Diesel said that it was his
3-year-old son Vincent who suggested him to chose the iconic
character of Groot in the film Guardians Of The Galaxy.
"I went to meet with Kevin Feige (Marvel Studios President) for
a couple hours to talk. A couple of weeks later, Marvel sent over a
book of concept art and they had this crazy idea that kind of
played to the Iron Giant character I played in the beginning of my
career." Said Vin Diesel.
"And what sealed the deal for me was when I opened up the giant
book of concept art and fell in love with the character Groot." The
Diesel said, when he looked up to his 3-year-old son for the
suggestion, his son chose the tree for Vin Diesel to play in the
Guardians Of The Galaxy. And the actor though it was the perfect
match for him.
"I asked my son which character he thought Daddy should play,
and my son, Vincent, who was three at the time, pointed to the
tree. And something about that made me feel like it was going to be
the perfect match." Diesel added.
Talking about the character, Diesel said he found the Groot to
be enigmatic. "I loved the gentle giant aspect of Groot. I loved
how enigmatic the character is. He's been labelled the most
interesting character in the Marvel universe because he's so unique
and so different," Diesel stated.