I was out of commission. No one heard from me for a month. The first time I had done any work after Paul’s death was going into this booth and breathing life into a tree and mourning the loss of a friend. There was something very therapeutic about playing a character that celebrates life. Ultimately, Groot represents life.
Vin Diesel on how playing Groot helped him grieved the loss of his close friend and long time costar Paul Walker (x)
verb gerund or present participle: grooting
1. to move tree-rhythmically to The Jackson 5.
“his arms grooted like branches in the wind ”
2. move in a quick and lively way.
“Grooting came naturally to Michael Rooker. [X]”