Entertainment NewsDave Bautista Says He "Just Wants To Be a Good Actor"

Dave Bautista Says He “Just Wants To Be a Good Actor”


has expressed relief for exiting the Marvel Cinematic Universe, honestly stating that playing Drax “wasn't all pleasant.”

After all these years, Dave Bautista is prepared to take his career beyond Drax the Destroyer and the Cinematic Universe. In a recent GQ interview, he opened up about wanting to delve deeper into dramatic – beginning with M Night Shyamalan's suspenseful thriller Knock at the Cabin! This long-awaited project will allow to see Bautista in an entirely different light.

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During a conversation with GQ, Bautista candidly opened up about why he was ready to move on from the role that made him renowned. After nearly a decade and seven different Marvel projects, Drax the Destroyer is no more; instead, Dave has entered an entirely new career chapter. He said that he is “so grateful for Drax,” and he also admits that “there's a relief [that it's over]. He explains,

“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.”

Later in the interview, Bautista revealed his plans for 2023 and beyond – all of which will shape what he does post-Marvel. He opened up about the movie Knock at the Cabin as well. he said, “It's by far the most I've ever spoken in a . Just huge pages of monologues. We were 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 .”

When discussing fame, Bautista asserted that he said, “Honestly, I could give a f**k [about being a movie star].” He later adds, “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 . 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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