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When Action Star Dave Bautista Surprised His Director with Acting Range

Bautista in 'My Spy' movie still

Bautista in 'My Spy' movie still

Bautista is featuring in 'My Spy' next, in which he essays the role of a CIA operative.

Director Peter Segal claims wrestler-turned-actor Dave Bautista surprised him with his acting depth while working on the upcoming action-comedy, "My Spy".

"I am thrilled that we made the right choice in casting Chloe Coleman with Dave. I really wanted an opportunity to work with Dave Bautista. He has so much to his acting and I think with 'My Spy' people are really going to see and get surprised.

"Initially, with Dave, I knew what I was getting but he still surprised me with his depth and range. But it would have been a totally different story had we not cast Chloe. She makes the movie really what it is," Segal said.

Talking about the casting process, the director said: "Dave perfectly fits the bill of a CIA operative and it felt very real. To find a complete opposite of him in Chloe Coleman was a dream for me. With child actors it can go either way. But Chloe is a real deal."

He also revealed that they "had very easy natural chemistry".

"My Spy" is about a hardened CIA operative and his unlikely nine-year-old sidekick. The film also stars Ken Jeong, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Nikki Hahn, and Devere Rogers, and has been released by PVR Pictures on October 16.


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