We are Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 director shares emotional message with fans
James Gunn penned down a heartfelt message to the fans as his movie opened with huge numbers at the box office.hollywood Updated: May 08, 2017 10:16 IST
Riding high on success with Guardians of the Galaxy 2, director James Gunn penned down a heartfelt message to the fans as his movie opened with huge numbers at the box office.
The 46-year-old-director took to Facebook and shared a post confessing that he struggled in his youth and even thought to end his life.
He wrote, “When I was young I felt utterly alone, at times to the point of suicidal thoughts. I never felt like I belonged, had an incredibly difficult time connecting to other people and, despite having love around me, I had an impossible time experiencing it, or taking it in.”
Gunn also revealed that it was through music and movies he got to know that there were others like him out there.
“Suddenly I could see past the bland suburbs where I lived into a more magical world, a world more aligned with what I imagined. Sometimes these works were simply escapist fantasies that distracted me from the difficulties of my internal life. But other times, in the strongest moments - maybe through the words of Alice Cooper or Freddie Mercury, through Cronenberg films, or even in Chewbacca’s growl, I experienced something deeper - the realization that I wasn’t completely alone,” he added.
In the post, the Super helmer stressed to fans who may feel how he once felt that they are not alone.
Gunn noted, “They’re a group of heartbroken misfits whose lives have been bereft of tenderness and connection and who have a nearly impossible time trusting themselves or others. But they’re learning, one step at a time. They are me. They are you. We are Groot.”
James Gunn concluded by thanking everyone who supported him and also confirmed that he will be coming back to create Volume 3 of Guardian of the Galaxy.