Admitting that playing the role of “Silly Drax” wasn’t always pleasant, Dave Bautista expressed his uncertainty about Drax becoming his legacy. He was ultimately relieved to have left the Marvel franchise. Bautista has begun preparations to transition away from his role as “Drax the Destroyer” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to explore new opportunities.
Bautista, who has gained the most recognition for his role as Drax in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, has expressed his desire to explore his more dramatic side in a recent interview with GQ.
Drax isn’t going anywhere. He just won’t be played by this dude! ??♂️by the time G3 comes out I’ll be 54 yrs old for gods sake! ? im expecting everything to start sagging any second now. ? https://t.co/eRJR6ZPtE2
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) May 8, 2021
This dramatic side of Dave will be revealed in the eagerly awaited film Knock at the Cabin. In the interview with GQ, he explained in great detail why he was ready to move on from the role that had made him so recognizable.
He declared that Knock at the Cabin, the upcoming film, is the most dialogue he has ever had in a movie. There are seemingly endless pages of monologues, each one more expansive than the last.
“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.”
In stark contrast, the upcoming Knock at the Cabin film, he said, “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.” Bautista also said that when it comes to fame, 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 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.”