While Dave Bautista seems intimidating as all get out, anyone who's worked with him will tell you he's the nicest guy around. A lot of that happiness was on display in his 2014 hit film Guardians Of The Galaxy.
In addition to the film's sequel being released this year, Bautista has plenty to look forward to in 2017. He stars in a stellar indie film called Bushwack, and he has a large role in the long-awaited sci-fi sequel, Blade Runner 2049.
In the latter, he stars alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling - two of the biggest names in the industry. From the sounds of his new interview with Collider, Bautista let that inner-teddy bear loose on the Blade Runner set in a big way.
According to the actor, he just couldn't stop hugging Ryan Gosling.
"It was weird (laughing). It is a little embarrassing to admit, but the biggest deal for me — and I love Harrison Ford, I'm a huge Harrison fan — but the biggest deal for me was Ryan. I couldn't stop hugging the poor guy. I was so embarrassed but I couldn't control myself, every time he walked up I would just have to hug him, and I would apologize after. I couldn't stop myself from doing it. And he's such a nice guy, such a gentleman, and he's just so soft-spoken. And yeah, it was more the 'Ryan Gosling Effect' than anything."
Can you really blame the guy?
Blade Runner 2049 opens Oct. 7, 2017.
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Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to Blade Runner, the 1982 neo-noir science fiction movie inspired by Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Blade Runner 2049 is directed by Denis Villeneuve, co-produced by Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, and written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green.
Blade Runner 2049 stars Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista, Sylvia Hoeks, Ana de Armas, Carla Juri, David Dastmalchian, Barkhad Abdi, Lennie James, and Jared Leto.