GOTG Star Glenn Close Talks In Detail About James Gunn's Firing; "It's Hard To Think Of It Without Him"

GOTG Star Glenn Close Talks In Detail About James Gunn's Firing; "It's Hard To Think Of It Without Him"

GOTG Star Glenn Close Talks In Detail About James Gunn's Firing; "It's Hard To Think Of It Without Him"

Glenn Close is the latest Guardians of the Galaxy star to speak out in support of fired director James Gunn and in this rather lengthy response, she explains why him being ousted was a mistake by Disney...

During a recent interview with Empire Magazine, Glenn close was asked about working on the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and while her character Nova Prime is presumably dead after Thanos' attack on Xandar in Avengers: Infinity War, the actress had nothing but good things to say about her experience and was quick to praise the filmmaker and her experience working with him.

"That was like going back to my childhood. First of all, I always wanted to be in a movie like that, so I was happy to be asked. And to be in the room where there was a big control room, the war outside, but it was nothing when we were shooting it. It was just a guy with a big pole with a tennis ball on it and they'd say, 'Look at the ball, and imagine.' And I thought, 'I can do that! I can do that! That's easy.' It was so much fun. And I have to say, James Gunn was fantastic. He was lovely. And what I really thought was extraordinary about him is that in a movie that was storyboarded up the wazoo, because you have to with so many special effects, I never felt I was being pushed into something that had already been worked on in that sense, somehow."

The magazine inevitably asked about the controversy surrounding Gunn's firing from Vol. 3 after some old Tweets resurfaced featuring now unacceptable subject matter which, at the time, really wasn't considered all that bad from a comedian. Close had plenty to say about the matter and was quick to point out that she doesn't agree with Disney's decision to no longer work with the popular director.

"It's hard to think of it without him. It's sad. And it brings up, I think, some very tricky issues around this movement. I bring it up with every woman I talk to because I want to know what people feel, you know? Is that truly what we should be doing? Especially in this case, somebody [alt-right blogger Mike Cernovich] who's know to ruin people for something that they wrote in a totally different context, what, ten, 12 years ago? What are we going to do, go back to our pasts and make sure that everything we said was politically correct? Who can live like that? I just feel that there's something wrong about that.

"We are very flawed creatures. Look at what we're doing to our f***ing world. It was a question I was talking about to somebody last night - you have somebody that actually has the creative energy to create something like Guardians of the Galaxy. He's a flawed human being. He was a, you know, cocky asshole back then, and was saying things to provoke people. Does that negate him as an artist? I don't think so. I personally do not think so. Or else we're taking down buildings and paintings - you know, take down all the Picassos, he treated women terribly. If it's going to be a lasting cultural revolution, which is a big change, if... We've got to take into consideration human nature."

That's a very interesting comparison and one which definitely leaves us with plenty to think about. What do you think about Close's take on the entire situation? Share your thoughts in the usual place.
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