Dave Bautista: I play a stereotypical baddie in Spectre

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 April 2015
Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista

Hollywood star Dave Bautista has revealed his character in 'Spectre' is a "stereotypical bad guy"

Dave Bautista's character in 'Spectre' is a "stereotypical bad guy".

The 46-year-old actor, who's previously starred in 'Guardians of the Galaxy', has been cast in the Sam Mendes-directed movie and revealed he's set to play a typical Bond villain, when he appears in the role of Mr Hinx.

He told BANG Showbiz: "When I first met with Sam Mendes about playing Mr Hinx, I asked if Mr Hinx is a badass. He said, 'Oh, yeah!'

"He's a different type of character to who I've played before. He's very, very Bond-ish. He's very true to the legacy [of other Bond villains]."

Dave is similarly well known for his stellar career as a wrestler, but finds making movies - and playing the bad guy, in particular - to be more fun.

He admitted: "I was a professional wrestler for a long time and I've had a lot more fun being a bad guy. I think it's more interesting. I make an interesting bad guy. A stereotypical bad guy.

"It's something new and fresh and something completely different."

This comes shortly after Christoph Waltz denied he will play Blofeld in 'Spectre'.

The Oscar-winning actor has been cast as a baddie - with the name Franz Oberhauser - and dismissed speculation his character's alter ego is actually the iconic villain Blofeld, who's appeared in several earlier films.

Asked about the speculation, Christoph said: "That is absolutely untrue. That rumour started on the internet, and the internet is a pest. The name of my character is Franz Oberhauser."

Spectre

  • 3 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 2h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sam Mendes
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott, Dave Bautista, Stephanie Sigman
  • UK release: 26 October 2015

James Bond (Craig) comes up against a global crime syndicate, while back at home, the 00 programme is under threat from reckless moderniser C (Scott). With its swagger, dry humour and frequent, well-executed action it's a solid crowdpleaser, but the story is predictable, the characterisation is thin and overall it lacks…

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