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What It's Like To Play Groot In Marvel Universe Live

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The Imperfect Podcast

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This we interview long time friend, actor, stunt man and martial experts expert Dylan Libby who is currently on tour with Marvel Universe Live as Groot! We dive into the world of theatrical stunts and what it takes to be involved in a production of this magnitude. Dylan dishes on everything from his audition process to focusing on his health and what it means to being play such a beloved character like Groot.

Involvement in a show like Marvel Universe Live is probably not something the average actor considers an opportunity. It's also not something every actor or actress could participate because of the special physical requirements and skills needed.

Dylan Libby Interview Highlights

  • Confessions of his love for Groot
  • Learning to walk on hybrid stilts standing over 9 feet tall
  • We reveal Joe's former teacher / student relationship in theater
  • Dylan discusses his martial arts background
  • Ditching a traditional education for the patch of acting at Adelphi
  • How he found out about the audition through
  • Levering martial arts to nail his first round of auditions

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