Dave Batista Says He Can Relate To Drax The Destroyer In Guardians of the Galaxy Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.08.2014
Big Dave speaks…
- Dave Batista recently spoke about playing Drax The Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy. Here are the highlights
On Playing Drax the Destroyer: "I keep like not only thinking this but I keep hearing this over and over, that I was really born to play this part," Bautista admitted. "I love putting on the make-up and everything and especially the fight. You guys don't get to see the context, but the context is really the icing on the cake. They're really cool, but I can just relate to Drax so much, it's not even funny. I mean, even just the simple things that we have in common. I mean, simple, simple things like the tattoos and the tragedy, because I had a bit of tragedy in my life as well."
On Some of The Comedy Relief in the Film: "When I first read the script, there was a few lines that weren't in there, but it was regarding my distaste for shirts. And so I came to rehearsal one day and we're reading through it and then one of the lines about Drax not really caring for shirts was in there. And I looked up at James and he was just sitting there laughing and I decided to say 'I didn't see this line in the script.' He goes, 'Cause I just wrote it in last night.' So it's all kind of little things like that that make Drax really interesting. I think a lot of that stuff, because he's very literal sometimes he just doesn't realize that he's being funny, but he's actually hysterical, you know? I think Drax steals a lot of scenes with that type of stuff."