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Batista Comments On Being Recognized As An Actor

Posted By: Elio C. Jr. on Sep 29, 2017

Batista Comments On Being Recognized As An Actor


Former WWE Superstar Dave Batista recently spoke to CinemaBuzz about his role in the new film Blade Runner 2049. Below are highlights from the interview

ON HIS LONG JOURNEY FROM WWE TO MMA AND NOW MOVIE STAR

Well it's weird that you say that because I never think along those lines and when I left wrestling I really left to pursue acting. I knew it was going to be a long route because I passed up a lot of the roles that you would think I would be after - the action roles, the typical 'big ex wrestler' roles. I passed on those because I really wanted to prove myself as an actor and I wanted to prove to people that I don't want to be a movie star. I want to be an actor. I just fell in love with it and it's been a long route

ON THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE HE'S FACED AS AN ACTOR

I think initally my biggest challenge was to get people to see past that persona I put on in WWE. To realize I wasn't going to come into a room and try to intimidate everyone and start barking and screaming and growling at everyone and hitting people with chair. It was just to get past that stereotype

Source: CinemaBuzz Tags: #batista
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