Dave Bautista is considering his serious acting career and is relieved to finally leave his guardians of the galaxy Drax character behind. He seeks to be a more serious actor and does not want this character to be his legacy.
The actor has a few new movies coming up that will push his acting skills. One of these projects is M.Night Shyamalanthe new horror thriller knock on the booth, and while speaking to GQ, he explained that his performance involved the most dialogue he’s ever had in a movie. He spoke about it saying:
“That’s by far the most I’ve ever spoken in a movie. Just huge pages of monologues. We were shooting on film, which is very expensive. And we were shooting with one camera, so you don’t have the luxury of editing. This is your only opportunity – you need the perfect grip. It’s a lot of pressure. I want to remember my dialogue, but not at the cost of losing the emotion of the scene.
The other project he has coming up is Dune: part twoand when we talk about working with the director Denis Villeneuve on the Dune franchise and Blade Runner 2049he said:
“If I could be number one [on the callsheet] with Denis, I would do it for free. I think that’s how I was able to discover how good I could be. He brings out the best in me. He sees me in a different light, sees the performer I want to be. Maybe that’s how I’ll solve the riddle.
Bautista is looking to hone his skills right now and I love it. But, one thing he’s not interested in is being a movie star and he explains that he doesn’t care about fame.
“Honestly, I don’t give a fuck [about being a movie star]. I don’t live a big glamorous life. I live here in Tampa. I don’t care about the spotlight, I don’t care about fame. I just want to be a better actor. I want the respect of my peers. I don’t need praise – I really don’t need it, man. It’s about the experience, knowing that I’ve accomplished something.
The guy loves to play and it’s great! I would say Bautista is one of the best actors to come out of the wrestling world. He’s already proven he has more of an acting lineup than Dwayne Johnson. I can’t wait to see what other roles he ends up playing in the future.