Bautista spoke about why he took the role even though he didn't initially like the script and what he brought to the character.
"that’s what I left wrestling to do, was act." - Dave Bautista
The list of professional wrestlers who have attempted acting careers is long, but the list of those who actually succeeded on the silver screen is very small. Of course, none have yet equaled the resume of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and only a few are even as popular on screen as “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, but that’s still better than the average wrestler-turned-actor. One wrestler who has the opportunity of joining Johnson is Dave Bautista, who landed the role of a lifetime as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy after quitting wrestling in 2010 and landed roles in movies ... Read more