- Dave Bautista stars in the M. Night Shyamalan thriller “Knock at the Cabin,” due out Feb. 3.
- Bautista recently said he wants to star in a romantic comedy, but those roles haven’t come his way.
- “I look in the mirror, and I say, I ask myself, ‘Am I that unattractive?'” Bautista admitted.
Could a romantic comedy be in Dave Bautista’s future?
The actor, who next appears in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Knock at the Cabin,” told Page Six earlier this week he’d like to one day star in a romantic comedy, but Bautista questions whether his looks prevent him from landing those types of roles.
“I’m a little rough around the edges,” Bautista said. “But I always, you know, I look in the mirror, and I say, I ask myself, ‘Am I that unattractive? Is there something that unappealing about me that excludes me from these parts?'”
Added Bautista: “I don’t know. It’s just never come my way. I’ve never had an offer to do a rom-com. I still have high hopes. I’ll just keep searching.”
Bautista, who recently told Insider playing the DC Comics villain Bane isn’t in the cards, also reflected on his early years as a bouncer and a WWE wrestler.
“I bounced all of my 20s up until I was 30 years [old]. I started bouncing when I was 17, and there was always some drunk asshole who wanted to test me,” he recalled, adding, “Then I went into wrestling, where it was really just [a] toxic environment where I was again. I always felt like [I was in a] bad environment. And I always felt like I had to posture up, and it was a relief that I never had to do that anymore.”
Fortunately for Bautista, he appears to have found his calling as an actor, appearing in projects like the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dune,” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”
In the upcoming thriller, “Knock at the Cabin,” which debuts in theaters on February 3, Bautista portrays the schoolteacher Leonard, one of several armed strangers who take a family hostage.
Thanks to his experiences, Bautista added that he’s evolved since his wrestling days, particularly when it comes to confrontations.
“I’d rather handle it verbally,” he said. “I’d always rather go there. And I’m kind of proud that I’ve turned into that guy, because when I was younger, I wasn’t that guy.”