Hollywood actor, Dave Bautista is grateful for the role that helped make him famous and is eager to test out new roles.
In a GQ interview, Bautista discussed retiring the role of Drax, which he played in six films and a holiday special of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise.
The actor said “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,” he added. “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.”
If given the chance, Bautista said would like to collaborate more with Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, who is responsible for “Blade Runner 2049” and both of the “Dune” movies in which he costarred.
“If I could be a number one [on the callsheet] with Denis, I would do it for f***ing free,” Bautista said. “I think that’s how I could find out how good I could be. He brings out the best in me. He sees me in a different light, sees the performer that I want to be. That might be how I solve the puzzle,” he added.
In the movie “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” the actor most recently played Duke Cody.