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John Cena Responds to Dave Bautista Saying He'd Never Star in a Movie with Him

John Cena Responds to Dave Bautista Saying He'd Never Star in a Movie with Him

John Cena is setting the record straight.

On Tuesday (August 24), fans thought Dave Bautista may have been throwing some shade at his fellow WWE wrestlers turned actors when he responded to a fan’s suggestion that he should star in a movie with John and Dwayne Johnson.

“Nah, I’m good,” Dave replied. He followed-up with another tweet featuring a collage of all the characters he’s played over the years, captioning the photo, “I figured a visual reference might help. I’d just prefer not to be lumped in. Nothing personal.”

In an episode of Esquire‘s video series “Explain This,” John shared his thoughts on Dave‘s comment.

Click inside to see his response…

John said that he understands where Dave is coming from and why he wouldn’t want to be “lumped in” with the other actors, even if he were up for starring in a movie with them.

“I’m super sad about that, because Dave Bautista is an unbelievably gifted actor,” John said. “He’s done some amazing work. But I think when someone makes a statement like that, I think the important thing is to try and look at things from their perspective.”

He continued, “Dave has worked so hard on his craft. And he is so dedicated to his characters. And really wants to put forth a body of work that gives him his own identity. I 100 per cent understand that.”

John added that Dave was one of the “most generous guys you’ll ever meet” and said that here’s no “beef” between them.

“He really just wants to be identified and recognized for his work. And I cannot fault him for that,” he noted. “I applaud him for it. To be brave enough to say something like that kind of allows him to go forth on his own and I appreciate that.”

Dave recently revealed the shocking reason he’s not returning as Drax for Marvel‘s new show What If…? Find out why

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