Drax is a ‘silly performance’ and ‘I want more dramatic roles’

Drax is a ‘silly performance’ and ‘I want more dramatic roles’

Drax is a ‘silly performance’ and ‘I want more dramatic roles’

It’s no mystery why Dave Bautista is ready to leave the MCU.

The “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” actor touched on his upcoming final appearance as Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel franchise after nearly a decade in the role.

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“I am very grateful for Drax. I love him,” Bautista said in a GQ cover story. But there is a relief [that it’s over]. Not everything was nice. It was tough playing that role. The makeup process was hitting me. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy; It’s a silly act and I want to do more dramatic things.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy” marked Bautista’s first major role since leaving WWE in 2010.

“I had to stop because I was crying so much,” Bautista recalled when she found out she landed the part while driving to the gym. “I turned around and walked into my house shaking to tell my wife that she got the part, and we were both standing there freaking out.”

Bautista revealed that he didn’t feel like he was “getting the same opportunities” with professional wrestling front man John Cena, who had already appeared in WWE-produced films and commercials.

“Before leaving WWE, Stone Cold Steve Austin pulled me aside and said, ‘You’re going to get horrible script offers. The money will be tempting. Don’t get caught in that trap,’” said the “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” star. “I never wanted to be the next Rock. I just want to be a damn good actor. A respected actor.

Bautista continued: “Honestly, I don’t give a fuck [about being a movie star]. I don’t live a big glamorous life. I live here in Tampa. I don’t care about the spotlight, I don’t care about the fame. I just want to be a better actor. I want the respect of my peers. I don’t need praise, not really, man. It’s about the experience, knowing that I achieved something.”

The “Dune: Part Two” and “A Knock at the Cabin” actor previously took to Instagram in May 2022 after “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” production wrapped, calling it a “life-changing journey.”

Bautista also said during the “Ellen” show that the movies have “completed full circle” and that he is ready to “step aside” from Marvel. “James Gunn has already announced that it’s his last movie and when James is done, I’m done,” Bautista confirmed. Of note, Gunn works with WWE alumnus Cena on the DC series “Peacemaker.”

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