As far as his acting career is concerned, Dave Bautista currently sits in a really great position. Last year he completely blew audiences away with his turn as Drax The Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy, suddenly putting him on everybody’s map as a star to watch. Because of this, you might think that he would have had some hesitation taking on what is an almost completely silent role in the new James Bond film, Spectre, but the reality is that he was so jazzed about becoming a classic henchmen character that he really didn’t care.
I had the pleasure of sitting down one-on-one with Dave Bautista during a special Spectre press event in Mexico City this past weekend, and it was during this chat that we talked about the practically dialogue-free nature of his part as Mr. Hinx. I asked the actor if there was any hesitation on his part about taking on a near-silent role, but he explained why it was never an issue:
What’s actually humorous about the situation is that while Dave Bautista had no hesitations about the dialogue-less part, director Sam Mendes wasn’t always entirely convinced that would be the case. Evidently when he was first meeting with his would-be star he felt it necessary to bring the hard sell – even though it ultimately wasn’t actually necessary:
You can watch Dave Bautista talk about his Spectre role in the video below:
To be 100% honest, Mr. Hinx is actually my favorite part of Spectre, and while I’m hesitant to fully explain why here, you will get it when you see the film for yourself. That opportunity is coming soon, as the new James Bond film will be in theaters this Friday, November 6th.
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