Dave Bautista Is Glad He’s Done Playing Drax in the Marvel Universe

“Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3” marks Dave Bautista’s last time playing Drax the Destroyer . . . and he couldn’t be happier.

In a new “GQ” profile he says quote,

“I’m so grateful for Drax.  I love him.  But there’s a relief [that it’s over].  It wasn’t all pleasant.  It was hard playing that role.  The makeup process was beating me down. And I just don’t know if I want Drax to be my legacy…it’s a silly performance, and I want to do more dramatic stuff. Dave doesn’t need to reach the heights of that OTHER wrestler-turned-actor.  He says, quote, “I never wanted to be the next Rock.  I just want to be a good [effing] actor.  A respected actor.”

He adds, quote, “Honestly, I could give [an eff] [about being a movie star]…I don’t care about the spotlight, I don’t care about fame.  I just want to be a better actor.  I want respect from my peers.”