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Laura Haddock discusses being Meredith Quill in 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

According to Comic Book Movie on Tuesday, a recent interview with Laura Haddock, who will be playing Peter Quill's mother, Meredith Quill in director James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy", talked a bit about her minor role in the movie. It is also noted she played an autograph seeker in Marvel Studios' "Captain America: The First Avenger."

Peter Jason Quill observing something in James Gunn's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studios, used with permission

Haddock currently plays in the STARZ TV series "Da Vinci's Demons" and while she was talking about the series, the subject of her part in "Guardians of the Galaxy" had come to pass. She emphasized when playing the role that there's a certain type of challenge associated with working in front of the green screen. The creation of reality is prominent as Gunn feels the actors should be creating their own realistic environment. Not unlike prior to a wedding where the groom isn't allowed to see the bride, Gunn saw to it that Haddock didn't see the actor and kept them apart in separate trailers as they prepared themselves for the scene.

"James made sure that myself and the other actor never met [prior to shooting], never saw each other. We didn’t get ready together, we got made up in different trucks, and the first time we ever saw each other was on camera, so the reaction was completely honest and real."

This isn't unlike Ridley Scott's old film, "Alien", in which the director had set up the iconic alien "chest bursting" scene. He didn't want Sigourney Weaver and other actors to know what was going to occur during that shoot in order to see the true reaction on their faces. Gunn looks to be emulating such a reaction of realism.

A major spoiler indicates that the likely actor whom which Haddock had paired up to play in the scene was "The Walking Dead's" Michael Rooker. Production notes read by Rooker in the past revealed that his character, Yondu, had picked Peter Quill up from Earth to take him to his destination. For whatever the reason, Yondu never did take Peter where he was suppose to go and wound up raising the child himself. This allowed for Star-Lord to choose his own path. In turn, this brought satisfaction to Yondu as this is what he felt was best for the child.

"Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters come Aug. 1.