HOW MUCH IS A PINT OF MILK?
DAVE BAUTISTA Drax The Destroyer’s curds are famously huge
How much is a pint of milk?
I drink almond milk and flax milk, which I buy by the quart, and that’s about five bucks, I think. Am I being conned? Oh man.
Do you have a nickname?
My nickname since I was a kid has been DJ, because I’m David Junior. My family still calls me that.
Do you have a signature dish?
It’s a Filipino dish called adobo, which I make with chicken. I’ve made it for people like James Gunn and the Guardians cast. I love to cook.
When were you most starstruck?
I think it was actually Ryan Gosling [on Blade
Runner 2049]. It was one of those things where you don’t realise quite how big a fan you are until you meet them. I couldn’t stop hugging him.
What is the worst smell in the world?
Hockey locker rooms. I smelled a lot in my years as a wrestler, because we’d be fighting in places also used by hockey teams. It is a wretched smell.
When were you last naked outdoors?
I only really do that when I’m home and I haven’t been home in a while. To get to some parts of my house requires going outside and I don’t tend to get dressed for it.
What character were you in your first-ever school play?
I’ve never done one! I was way too shy.
Have you ever written fan mail to anyone?
I sent an email to Pierce Brosnan after I worked with him on a film in London [Final Score]. I’m a huge fan, but I thought it might be weird to tell him that before we started shooting. So I wrote him a little love letter afterwards.
From one to ten, how hairy is your arse?
I was just discussing my butt hair with my wife last night. When I play Drax [in Guardians Of The
Galaxy], I take off all the make-up in a sauna and it runs into my butt crack. Some of it will get stuck in my butt hair, so the less hair I have the better. Fortunately, I’d say that on the scale I’m about a three or four. I don’t have a thick coating of fur.
Which movie have you seen the most?
A lot of those ones from the late ’70s — Star Wars, Jaws, Close Encounters. Actually, the one I’ve seen most is probably The Godfather.
Whose poster was on your wall as a kid?
When I was a teenager I had a huge Led Zeppelin poster on the wall, the kind you would shine a black light on.
Do you have any scars?
I have a bunch, obviously. Two on the bridge of my nose, in a criss-cross, which I think people just think is a wrinkle. I got kicked and elbowed in the head.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever put in your mouth?
Durian fruit. It tastes like rotten onions. People say it smells horrible but tastes nice, and they are wrong. That stayed with me for days.
What’s the strangest place you’ve ever thrown up?
In a janitor’s closet. In fact, in a mop bucket. I ate too much before a wrestling match and then afterwards I was scrambling around for somewhere to throw up. That seemed the best option.