On 09/01/2023 at 09:06
Through Henry Swanson
Dave Bautista don’t want to be compared to Dwayne Johnson. “I never wanted to be the next The Rock.” he proclaims in an interview with GQ. “I just want to be a good f… actor. A respected actor.“
For years, the ex wrestler, soon in Knock at the cabin of Mr. Night Shyamalanexplains that unlike Dwayne Johnson, he “vhad to make good films“.
“John Cena and I were both headliners.” he continues reminiscing about his years as a headliner in WWE and that he was beginning to consider the idea of becoming an actor. “I was [le visage de] ‘SmackDown’. He was ‘Raw’. But he was hired in movies, commercials and magazines (all produced by WWE) and I was just headlining shows. Then there was a time when he was away making a movie and I was headlining both series of shows and the pay-per-views. I got the feeling that we don’t get the same opportunities.”
In an interview with Collider in 2021ex-WWE star reveals he turned down role in Fast and Furious while having nevertheless accepted the appointment with Universal. All this to defend another project that is much more important to him than the car races of Vin Diesel: a film gears of war.
“I won’t lie about these topics” entrusts the colossus. “I had the opportunity to have an appointment with Warner. They wanted to talk to me about such and such a project. But I told them, “How about we talk about Bane?” It happened another time in my career. We (Universal – ndr) wanted to talk to me about Fast and Furious. I told them, “I’m not interested. But let’s talk about Marcus Fenix (Gears Of War character)“.
About Fast and Furiouswhen a fan asked him if he would be ready to be the villain of Fast and Furious 9, Dave Bautista replied: ” Thank you for this interest. “Accompanied by two vomiting emojis before adding:” I prefer to act in good films “.
Dave Bautista has often said he’s not interested in action movies unless a director with a vision (like Zack Snyder or James Gunn for example) is leading the project. “I’m looking for roles that challenge me and that aren’t just about my physical appearance.” he explained to us. “I first declined Army Of The Dead thinking it was just a basic zombie movie. Then I learned that Zack was in charge of it and by reading the script, I realized that it was much stronger than that and that there was a real emotional dimension to my character.“.
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At GQ, Dave Bautista says he is relieved to have finished with his role of “idiot” of Drax.
The ex-wrestler will be 54 when he leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy 3 in May 2023 and says he is ready to accept more dramatic roles.
“I remember the day I got the role of Drax! I had to stop the car I was crying so much. I came home shaking to tell my wife and we both ended up screaming.”
“I’m so grateful to Drax. I love him. But there’s a certain relief that it’s over. Not everything was fun about this job. It was hard to play this character. The process of makeup is grueling. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy, the mark I’ll leave in Hollywood. It’s a fool’s performance! And I tend towards more dramatic performances.“
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