Among the bonus materials included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 2 Collection is footage from Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista’s screen test for Guardians of the Galaxy. Even from this brief look, it’s clear why these guys got the job.
Pratt, who played Star-Lord in the film, acts out the scene in which he tries to talk down Drax from destroying Gamora (Zoe Saldana). Nothing goes over the all-too-literal alien’s head, except for that one line about sliding his finger across Ronan’s neck.
The scene then skips to the pair riffing on Aaskvarian girls. Apparently, they’re freaks in the bedroom, which is funny considering how the full scene that made it into the film describes them as having tentacles and “needles for teeth.” Watch the clip below and see how this screen test evolved into the final version.