Written By: Nick Poulimenakos
Terry Notary is a name you probably don’t recognize at first but after listing the films he’s been in, you will. Notary is a legend in the motion-capture acting world, starring as Rocket, Caesar’s brother-in-arms in the rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy as well as King Kong in 2017’s smash hit, Kong: Skull Island. Recently, Notary announced that he would star in Avengers: Infinity War as one of Thanos’ minions/children. But apparently, that’s not all.
In a recent interview with Yahoo! Movies, Notary revealed that he would also be provided the motion-capture performance for Groot in the highly anticipated third Avengers movie:
“Yes, I am playing teenage Groot. I’m having a blast with it. It’s really, really fun. I can’t say too much about him, but he’s coming of age, so you’ll see the teenager find a mentor to look up to and to model himself after. The character’s great, and the films are going to be great. We’ve got such an amazing cast and a great pair of directors at the helm. The Russos allow the actors to jam on scenes together to the point where it just feels great and everybody gets their moments.”
But how can Notary play two different roles in the same movie? That’s the beauty of motion-capture. Notary is able to portray two different characters as neither will look like the other. Unlike his villain role, Notary will not be providing the voice for Groot as Vin Diesel is already confirmed to be reprising his role as Groot’s famous voice.
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Avengers; Infinity War premieres in theatres on May 4, 2018