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“Who wants to see a movie about a talking tree and a raccoon?”: Amanda Seyfried Turned Down the Role of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, Claimed James Gunn’s Movie Would Flop Hard Which Earned $772.8M in Box-Office

Amanda Seyfried Turned Down the Role of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, Claimed James Gunn’s Movie Would Flop Hard Which Earned $772.8M in Box-Office

Amanda Seyfried, popularly known for films like Mean Girls and Jennifer’s Body, was offered a Marvel role. However, she turned down the role for several reasons. During an interview, the Mean Girls star revealed that she was offered the role of Gamora for the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, but she rejected the offer as she was scared it would ruin her Hollywood career. Director James Gunn went on to cast Zoe Saldaña as Gamora and she has been portraying the character since.

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried

While the In Time star seems to slightly regret that she rejected the opportunity, Seyfried claims that she prefers to be the audience member for these types and is not interested in putting the suit on to portray a superhero.

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Amanda Seyfried Feared Guardians of the Galaxy Would Ruin Her Career

Amanda Seyfried revealed that she was offered the role of Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy. The Dropout star revealed that she rejected the offer because she did not want to be a part of the “first Marvel movie that bombed.”

The actress claimed that no one would be interested in watching a movie about “a talking tree and a raccoon.” Seyfried further shared “The script was great, it was all based on not wanting to be ‘that guy.'”

Amanda Seyfried rejected the offer to play Gamora
Amanda Seyfried rejected the offer to play Gamora

She claimed that if an actor stars in a giant movie like that and the movie fails, Hollywood does not forget them and she has seen that happen. The Chloe star was not ready to risk her career by starring in Guardians of the Galaxy.

However, contrary to her expectations, the film turned out to be one of the best Marvel films. It grossed $772.8 million at the box office and the studio released a sequel in 2017. Zoe Saldaña who plays Gamora went on to star in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

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Fans Are Grateful to Have Zoe Saldaña as Gamora

While Marvel fans are not happy with Amanda Seyfried’s comments about the Guardians of the Galaxy, they seem relaxed that the Ted 2 star was not cast as Gamora in the Marvel film. Fans even questioned the actress asking her if she is not sure about a talking tree and a raccoon, then why did she agree to star in a film with a talking teddy bear?

They also pointed out that Amanda Seyfried must have regretted her decision after the release of the 2014 film. Fans even said that she would have made a bad Gamora.

The Dear John star also seems to regret the decision as she said that Marvel never called her back, even after claiming that she does not want to star in a superhero film.

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Amanda Seyfried Does Not Want to Star in a Superhero Movie

In her interview on the Late Night Show with Seth Meyers, the Lovelace star shared that she never want to star in a superhero film. She said, “I love being an audience member, I just don’t want to put on the suit.”

Seyfried also shared that she doesn’t like performing stunts for her movies. The Anon star shared that she was not happy when she had to do some sort of wirework for her cameo in Joe Wright’s 2015 film, Pan. Seyfried said that when she signed the film, she did not know about the wirework or use of greenscreen in the film. She shared that she was not very thrilled about flying for the film.

Amanda Seyfried in Pan
Amanda Seyfried in Pan

During her interview with MTV in 2019, Amanda Seyfried shared another reason for rejecting Gamora’s role. She said that she turned down the offer cause she did not want to be “green for six months out of every year.” She shared that she turned down a superhero movie once and it was a big one.

She shared that her daughter loves the superhero stuff and a part of her wishes she’s have taken the opportunity, but she does not regret it cause, she didn’t want to do that film.

While Seyfried turned down the role, Zoe Saldaña got the opportunity, and fans love her as Gamora. Saldaña is all set for her comeback in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will release on 5 May 2023 

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.