Haute Secrets: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Star Michael Rooker

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If you’ve seen Michael Rooker in the last few years, you might think he’s been looking, well, a little blue. That’s because the Alabama-born actor has painted in a head-to-toe cerulean hue to play Yondu, a renegade space pirate, in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, a role he’ll reprise this Friday, May 5, when Guardians of the Galaxy 2 hits movie theaters.  been Yondu in the highly anticipated sequel GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2. The film follows the same group of galactic underdogs—played by Zoe Saldana, Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel—who are ready to save the universe yet again. That said, the sequel is Yondu’s breakout moment, as audiences are set to delve deeper into his past. Rooker also appeared in Blumhouse Tilt’s indie horror The Belko Experiment this past March, aOn March 17th, a terrifying yet humorous look at a group of employees that become guinea pigs in a company-wide experiment that leads them to either kill their fellow employees or be killed themselves. Otherwise, you might recognize Rooker from AMC’s The Walking Dead, as well as shows like Criminal Minds, CSI: Miami, Las Vegas, Law and Order, and Archer, among others and films such as Mississippi Burning; Sea of Love; JFK; Tombstone and Jumper.  Here, this intergalactic badass shares his haute secrets to the City of Angels.

Where were you born: Jasper, AL
How long in LA: 20 years
Neighborhood: Tujunga
Occupation: Actor
Favorite Restaurant: The Dish
Best Sushi: can be found in the Tujunga River… just kidding. Malibu Nobu.
Best Italian: My cousin Joey makes the best Italian cuisine. 
Best dessert: I’m a simple kind of guy – the Haagen Dazs creamery near my house is my favorite
Best place for a romantic date: at the top of Mount Wilson
Best Sunday brunch: can be found on my grill – my family and I make the best Sunday brunch. 
Best place for a power business meeting: my shooting range. Keeps everyone honest!
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? The London
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: The Americana in Glendale
Favorite place to buy jewelry/watches: Rolex Beverly Hills
Best Spa: my wife probably knows best
Favorite Charity Event: Stand Up 2 Cancer
Favorite Cultural Event: I Walk LA
Best Steakhouse: Not sure… I don’t eat too much red meat
Best Pizza: Not sure… I surprisingly don’t like pizza
Best Lunch: Arts Deli
Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Shoshin Dojo Los Angeles
Best Massage: from my wife
Best Limousine/Driving Service: When I’m not driving myself around, I prefer BLS
Best Museum/Exhibit: Natural History Museum
Describe your city in three words: That’s hard… I just love LA!
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: the Tujunga Wash 
All-around favorite spot in Los Angeles: my buddy director James Gunn’s house on Sundays 
Best Aspect of Los Angeles: that you have to drive everywhere. I actually love that you have to drive in order to get places.