Dave Bautista says he doesn’t want to be the new Rock

Dave Bautista the new Rock

Dave Bautista is one of the most successful wrestlers-turned-actors in recent years, with notable roles in high-profile films such as Glass Onion and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Despite this, it is often difficult for wrestlers-turned-actors to avoid comparisons to Dwayne Johnson, one of Hollywood’s biggest names. In an interview with GQ, Bautista spoke against this comparison by saying he doesn’t want to be the new Rock.

Dave Bautista says he doesn’t want to be the new Rock

“I never wanted to be the next Rock. I just wanted to be a good f*cking actor, A respected actor. Honestly, I could give a f*ck about being a movie star. I don’t live a great 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 respect from my peers. I don’t need accolades—I really don’t, man. It’s about the experience, about knowing that I accomplished something.”

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Bautista is scheduled to appear in three films in the near future: 

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” M. Night Shyamalan’s “A Knock at the Cabin,” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two,” which will mark the actor’s third collaboration with the director. In “A Knock at the Cabin,” Bautista will be delivering more lines than in any of his previous films:

It’s by far the most I’ve ever spoken in a film. 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 edits. It’s your only opportunity—you need a perfect take. It’s a lot of pressure. I want to remember my dialogue, but not at the expense of losing the emotion of the scene.

Dave Bautista also called his exit from the MCU a Relief

Dave Bautista recently admitted that he doesn’t want Drax to be his legacy because he wants to try out other, more serious parts. Because the actor plans to develop his acting skills through different projects, this is a circumstance that is unquestionably favorable for him and has been received with pleasure rather than sorrow.

“I’m so grateful for Drax. I love him. But there’s a relief [that it’s over]. It wasn’t all pleasant. It was hard playing that role. The makeup process was beating me down. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy — it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff.”