Actor Dave Bautista is wrapping up his run as Drax in the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie. He’s played the role for nine years in six movies and the recent Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special. Speaking to GQ, Bautista said he is “so grateful for Drax,” but is ready to step away.
“I love him,” he said. “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.”