For me, one of the few acceptable crossovers from the world of WWE to blockbuster films is Dave Bautista, the other of course being The Rock. Now well known for playing Drax the Destroyer in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, he will soon appear on the screen in the upcoming sci-fi film, Blade Runner 2049. In an interview with LRM’s own Gig Patta, Bautista talked about how he felt when he found out he had been cast in Blade Runner 2049:
“When I first heard that I actually got the part…[laughs]…it was amazing. I was filming Guardians of the Galaxy Part 2, I was already running high and I really loved everybody from that film. They knew I’ve done the screen test while I was still filming Guardians. I got to share it with all of them. It was a really exciting feeling. I really didn’t start working on a regular basis after the first Guardians. They knew on how passionate I was about it. I was struggling to work and I got to share it with them. There was a big sense of elation and a sense of accomplishment.”
Sounds like a great experience for Bautista, sharing the big news with a group that has likely become family to him. Bautista has been great in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Drax’s naivety has been the source of some great comedy and fits in with the feel of the films overall quite well.
Be sure to come back and check out LRM’s full interview with Bautista tomorrow!
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