Dave Batista opens up on what makes him different from the Rock in Hollywood. Both former WWE Superstars have a successful scting career today.
Many have tried before him but the Rock was the first to succesfully crossover from Wrestling to movies. The former WWE Champion is one of the most popular entertainers in the world today but fellow former WWE Superstar, Dave Batista, does not want to be like him.
Speaking during a set visit by JoBlo.com of his upcoming film, Army of the Dead, Batista compared himself with the Brahma Bull and spoke about what made him different from his predecessor. Starting with the physicality they brought to their roles, Batista said that unlike the Rock, he wanted to bring subtlety to his roles.
Dave Batista opens up on what makes him different from the Rock in Hollywood
“No, because I’ve tried to go the other route. Like, The Rock is a perfect example of someone who uses that strength, so I wanted to go against that grain and make everything much smaller, very subtle.
“I make a living off of subtlety. I want that to be my strength. I want that to be what separates us. I don’t want to be that guy who walks in that room, I never wanted to be that guy.”
Batista went on to add that unlike the Rock, who he said felt ‘very professional wrestling’, Batista wanted to be judged on his acting.
“No, I don’t mean that as a dig on him, but you know how he is as a character. He feels very professional wrestling to me. I don’t want to be that guy. I want to be an actor. I want to act, I want people to judge me for my acting, my subtlety.
“I want to take roles that require that. I don’t want to be a big action guy who just says cool s**t and kills a lot of people and gets the girl. I don’t want to be that guy. I want to guy that makes people cry, who makes people think, who inspires people. I want to be a dramatic actor. I just love it. I love acting.”
The Rock is on a whole other level as far as stardom and bankability goes in Hollywood. Batista is still a while away from being anywhere near. However, he has already amassed quite an impressive catlogue of movies behind him. such as Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, Spectre, Stuber, and My Spy.
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