How M. Night Shyamalan challenged Dave Bautista’s acting skills

Dave Bautista is currently thriving in Hollywood. Not only did the former wrestler recently star in the Oscar-nominated movie, Glass Onion: A Mystery of the Bladesbut he will soon return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to play Drax one last time Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This weekend you can also see Bautista in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film, Knock on the hut. In honor of the movie’s release, ComicBook. com‘s Brandon Davis had a talk with Bautista who talked about how Shyamalan challenged his acting skills.

“It’s always a different experience, but with Night, with this role, because it was a difficult role and Night is… very specific about what he wants,” Bautista explains. “So I was constantly, you know, trying to have the conversation with him and rely on him. There was a big inner struggle with Leonard’s performance because he was so multi-layered and I just wanted to make sure this was right”. And we also had the pressure of being on one camera, on film, so in all this dialogue and it was just really hard. So anyway, that was who I was looking at. It was night, constant night, constant conversations, long, long conversations.”

“I try not to,” Bautista replied when asked if he had paid attention to the positive reviews of his performance. “Yeah. I’m trying not to do it because I know something negative is going to come with the positive, and also, I don’t know, I’m just trying not to get caught up in it. I appreciate it, it’s weird because there’s part of me is I try not to get caught up in it, but I also don’t want people to think I’m not thankful, so it’s kind of a battle. It’s an inner battle.”

“It was a nightmare!” Bautista added when Davis asked about Shyamalan’s tendency to run the camera ten pages of the script at a time. “And that’s what I mean… I’m talking about like busy,” he added with a laugh. “I always try to say… ‘No pressure. Oh, it was no pressure at all.’ But it was like these huge chunks of monologues and Night was done… so many one-camera one-shots on film and no one wants to waste film because it’s expensive! So it’s like everyone really had to be on point and prepared There wasn’t much of that, you know, “Line? Line?” If it ever was, it was probably mine and only because Night doesn’t give you much freedom as far as improvisation goes. And I’m an improv person, but he was like, ‘Stay on that page.’ “

What is Knock at the cabin As regards?

Knock on the hut stars Dave Bautista (Dune, guardians of the galaxy), Tony Award and Emmy nominee Jonathan Groff (Hamilton, mind hunter), Ben Aldridge (Pennyworth, Fleabag), BAFTA nominee Nikki Amuka-Bird (Conviction, old), newcomer Kristen Cui, Abby Quinn (Little women, landline) and Rupert Grint (Servant, Harry Potter franchise). The screenplay is by Shyamalan and Steve Desmond & Michael Sherman based on the national bestseller The cabin at the end of the world by Paul Tremblay. The film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by M. Night Shyamalan, Marc Bienstock (Split, glass), and Ashwin Rajan (servant, glass). The executive producers are Steven Schneider, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Ashley Fox. You can read a description below:

While vacationing in a remote cabin, a young girl and her parents are held hostage by four armed strangers who demand that the family make an unthinkable choice to avert the apocalypse. With limited access to the outside world, the family must decide what to believe before all is lost.”

Knock on the hut will be in cinemas from February 3.

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