WWE legend turned Hollywood star Dave Bautista shot Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson claiming the icon was not a good actor.
Bautista, 51, followed figures like Johnson and John Cena into the movies after leaving professional wrestling.
After a rough start, Bautista was widely praised for his performance in Guardians of the Galaxy with fans eager to see his latest film Dune.
Cena is also enjoying great success on the big screen.
But he and Bautista still have a ways to go to reach the heights of The Rock, who was Hollywood’s highest-paid actor last year.
However, Bautista has revealed that he doesn’t think Rock or Cena are good actors.
Speaking to the Tampa Bay Times, he said, “(The Rock and John Cena) are wrestlers who have become movie stars. I am something else. I was a wrestler. Now I am an actor.
Bautista, who returned for his WrestleMania 35 retirement match in 2019 against Triple H, continued, “(The) Rock was, in a way, a movie star even before he was a movie star.
“There is something about him that is really special. I would never take that away from him.
“Would I consider him a great actor?” F *** no. “
Explaining his reasoning, Bautista added, “I want good roles. I don’t care about Fast and Furious or Bumblebee. It’s not the kind of fame that I want.
“I want to be at Dune, I want to work with Denis Villeneuve.
“I want to work with Sam Mendes and Jodie Foster, I want to work with the Oscar winners.
“I am proud to be a character actor. I want that respect, that credibility, and that education.
– The sun