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Batista Talks Wanting To Be an Actor, Unlike Like The Rock

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Former WWE Superstar Batista is currently doing promotion for his upcoming Army of the Dead film, directed by Zack Snyder. The expected inductee into next year’s Hall of Fame Batista recently spoke to about acting in Hollywood.

‘I don’t mean this as a dig on him [The Rock], but you know how he is as a character” Batista stated during the interview. “He feels very professional wrestling to me, I don’t want to be that guy.”

“I want to be an actor, I want to act” Batista continued. “I want people to judge me for my acting, my subtlety. So I want to take roles that require that, I don’t want to be a big action guy who just says cool sh*t and kills a lot of people and gets the girl.”

Batista Talks Acting Ability

Batista concluded by re-iterating how he wants to bring layered performances to the big screen. “I don’t want to be that guy. I want to be the guy that makes people cry, who makes people think; [someone] who inspires people. I want to be a dramatic actor. So I just love it. I love acting.’

Batista’s new film Army of The Dead comes out on Netflix May 21. The brand new film will be available to watch on the streaming service the day of release.

Speaking during Zack Snyder’s Justice Con, Batista also noted how he never plans on returning to the squared circle, despite how his comments about The Rock could be seen as a promo!

‘It’s hard to convince people that I’m actually retired,’ Batista began. ‘You have no idea how tough that discussion is. When professional wrestlers retire, they don’t really retire.’

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