Dave Bautista has already built an impressive resume of acting roles in his short career in Hollywood. Now, the actor wonders why he hasn’t had the chance to branch out into the romantic comedy genre.
Talked to Page Six, Bautista lamented that he hasn’t had the chance to star in a rom-com yet. In the interview, the actor admitted that he knows that he is not the typical actor that one thinks of the genre and wonders if he is not good looking for the roles.
“I know I’m not your typical rom-com lead,” said Bautista. “I’m a little rough around the edges. But I always, you know, I look in the mirror and I say, I ask myself, ‘Am I not that unattractive? Is there something unattractive about me that I’m not including in these parts?’”
Bautista added that he has “high hopes” for a potential role in an upcoming rom-com.
“I don’t know,” said Bautista. “It will never come my way. I haven’t been offered a rom-com yet. I still have high hopes. I’ll just keep looking.”
Since transitioning full-time to an actor, Bautista has starred in a variety of different films, from the comic book world of Guardians of the Galaxy franchise of more serious sci-fi epics like Blade Runner 2049 and Duneand even comedy murder mysteries like 2022 Glass Onion: A Knife Mystery.
Bautista’s next role is in a psychological horror film Knocking in the Cabindirected by M. Night Shyamalan and scheduled to be released on February 3, 2023.