After his outstanding run in WWE, Dave Bautista’s filmography wasn’t in depth. A few of the notable functions consists of The Male with the Iron Clenched fists as well as Riddick, so his competence with Hollywood large smash hits were very minimal, to say the least. This made his Guardians of the Galaxy tryout specifically demanding, informing Wiredin 2014 that he was «frightened» to also audition for the Drax the Destroyer function provided it was a massive action up from his earlier job.
«It was such a higher degree, this substantial job which originally I never thought I would certainly have a possibility in heck of getting. Each time I was called back it became much more stressful and also much more real. And also certainly, there was a larger chance I would not obtain the component,» Bautista disclosed. Though he wound up getting the component, it did little to alleviate his nerves, noting «I entered shooting around 2 weeks after everybody else started, so I turn up and also everyone remained in job mode while I was trying to obtain captured up, get in the groove with everybody else.»
He later confirms that although that he was quite uncomfortable and pressured, he found his ground really promptly. Nevertheless, his troubles did not finish there, due to the extensive makeup and also prosthetics had their very own sets of concerns. «It was a four-hour application, each day, then regarding an hour-and-a-half to take it all off,» he stated, mentioning that it quickly harmed his pores and skin as well as he was unable to take a seat while in full outfit.
In some way these scenarios did not scare Dave Bautista off, nonetheless they did add a new stage of appreciation from followers towards his Drax the Destroyer representation.