In a recent interview with Variety to promote his movie Stuber, former WWE superstar Dave Bautista discussed several topics, including being stereotyped and the topic being touched on in the movie.
“I’ve been stereotyped for a couple different reasons – one for my ethnicity and also because of the way I look. I look like a gorilla, I get that. I get that I’m excluded from some parts, but sometimes it really sucks to be labeled like that. So, I love that we touch on it in this movie and we actually even, we poke at it a little bit because there’s times where you do label people sometimes and you don’t even realize you’re doing it. I actually did another film recently where I insisted the cast be very diverse in ethnicity. So, for me, it’s a personal thing because I’ve been that guy, but I think this is who America is and I think people want to see themselves on screen.”
The interview is available in full at this link.