You wouldn’t think wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista is a man who scares easily. But the Guardians of the Galaxy star admits he is frightened of accidentally letting slip any spoilers about his upcoming science fiction sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
“I’m actually terrified about giving out any spoilers,” says Bautista. “The NDA on that film is ridiculous.”
The actor is even reluctant to reveal anything about who he plays in this sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction classic, Blade Runner, which stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. “I don’t know for sure if it’s been [announced] or not,” says Bautista. “I’ll give you the name of my character. My character’s name is Sapper Morton.”
Bautista is more forthcoming on his experience of working with Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve, whose previous credits include Arrival and Sicario.
“It was amazing, it was amazing,” says Bautista. “He’s a very insightful person. He’s very particular about every little detail of performance, which was really great, and really interesting, because a lot of things that I was seeing as my character performance, he wasn’t seeing at all. He was envisioning it completely different. He’s very clear. He makes it very clear to understand what it is he’s looking for. A lot of times, he’ll just demonstrate. He wanted me to walk a certain way, he wanted me to take my glasses off a certain way, and he would literally come over an demonstrate it: ‘Do this and do that.’ But it was incredible, man. He’s really got such a detailed eye, it was really amazing to see hims work.”
Bautista’s latest film, Bushwick, is out now. Watch the trailer for Blade Runner 2049 above and the one for Bushwick, below.
Bushwick is now out on VOD and digital HD, while Blade Runner 2049 opens Oct. 6.