Lee Peace, when he visited us Hall H campers around 2am on Saturday. The fucking Idiot gracefully woke up us all, and then proceeded (I must say I had something to do with this) to bother this guy while he was sleeping….
Yesterday evening (July 29th) Lee Pace headed to the Crosby Street Hotel to attend a special screening of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. Hosted by The Cinema Society (with Men’s Fitness and FIJI Water), the event sort of served as the unofficial New York premiere for the movie. Co-stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Vin Diesel were all in attendance.
Additionally, Oscar Isaac and, as promised, Seth Meyers (whom Lee had spent time with earlier in the day for his late night talk show debut) stopped by. Marvel’s recently crowned Ant-Man, Paul Rudd, and Lee’s Marmaduke co-star, Judy Greer, were both at the after-party, which reportedly served innovative Grey Goose cocktails named “Guardian Galactic” and “Marvel Royal.”
The Hollywood Reporter spoke to Lee at the event, who said of his Guardians character, Ronan: “He’s really just someone who is at odds with the heroes. With differences, if you’re not able to solve them through politics, you’ll end up solving them through a war.”
Last night (or this morning, depending on your perspective), Lee Pace made his very first late-night talk show appearance in front of a live studio audience. In order to help promote Marvel’s upcoming movie, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Lee spoke to Seth Meyers as part of NBC’s “Late Night.” He elaborated on the 2am wake-up call he and Andy Serkis performed at Comic-Con just several days ago, along with some discussion on “Halt And Catch Fire.” Lee is as charming as ever — and, thankfully, did not vomit.
The Hobbit: Lee Pace & Cate Blanchett Comic Con Exclusive Interview
In a recent interview with SuperHeroHype, director James Gunn talks all things Guardians Of The Galaxy. The tone of the film is discussed, along with the wild selection of music used, but he also dips into casting for the film. The interviewer asked about Lee Pace in particular, giving Gunn the opportunity to explain why such a nice guy was cast as Ronan. Check out the excerpt below:
SHH: Lee Pace is playing completely against character, against type. He normally plays charming and likeable guys, so I would never expect him in a role like Ronan.
Gunn: Yeah, Lee auditioned for Star-Lord, and he did a really great job. I liked him a lot. Honestly, I just liked him as a guy a lot. We instantly got along. It’s an incredibly important aspect to filmmaking for me is that I like the people I’m working with. I’m making this movie for two years, then I have to travel and do press junkets and all of that stuff with these people. I want to be around people who I really enjoy, whether it’s the production heads or the actors. Lee was the guy who I just instantly hit it off with, so when we started casting Ronan, which we needed to cast really quickly, I called him up and I said, “Dude, will you put yourself on tape real quick and send it to me because I think that you’re a physically imposing guy.” That was the other thing. Lee is 6’5″. One of the problems with casting the rest of these roles is that Chris Pratt was the first person we cast, and Chris Pratt is enormous, you know? An actor like Jason Momoa would come, and he’s smaller than Chris, basically. So it’s like we had to have some people around Chris who would make him look somewhat small. Actors like Dave Bautista and Lee Pace are hard to come by, anybody that’s bigger than Chris.
The footage might have premiered at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, but Warner Brothers has already (and so kindly) released the first trailer for The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies. This is the final installment in the epic story of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, so the film is meant to serve as a bridge between the two trilogies. It’s appropriate, then, that Pippin’s song (from Return Of The King) plays over the trailer. Lee Pace is featured sparingly, but we do get to see Thranduil wielding his sword. The Battle Of The Five Armies hits theaters December 17th.