‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Adds Another Lady to the Cast
THR reports that James Gunn‘s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ has added another actress to its growing cast list: Ophelia Lovibond, whose name sounds like a James Bond or ‘Doctor Who‘ character, has joined the cast in a supporting role as an aide to a semi-immortal being known as The Collector, who gathers artifacts and living beings in order to save them from an imminent foretold destruction.
Lovibond joins the cast alongside Chris Pratt, Michael Rooker, WWE star Dave Bautista, and Zoe Saldana. Pratt will front the film as Star Lord, a superhero who leads a group of fighters, including Saldana as an assassin with green skin and Bautista as a character named Drax the Destroyer. Rooker plays an alien named Yondu who has a proclivity for bows and arrows. Still uncast is the tricky character of Rocket Raccoon — an actual raccoon and hero who fights along with the good guys.
You may recognize Lovibond from her work in ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins,’ ‘No Strings Attached,’ ‘Nowhere Boy,’ or the TV series ‘Titanic: Blood and Steel.’