Batista Reveals Trying For Years To Get A Role On AMC's "The Walking Dead"

WWE legend turned Hollywood actor Dave Bautista recently spoke with the folks from Empire Online for an interview where he spoke about a number of topics.

During the discussion, which took place on the set of the new "Army of the Dead" film that he is working on, "The Animal" revealed that he tried for years to secure a role on the popular AMC television series, "The Walking Dead," to no avail.

Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where Batista talks about this particular topic.

"I’m a zombie fan. I tried to get on Walking Dead for years. I said I would come and play a zombie for free, but they said, ‘You’re too big!’ And with Snyder’s genre mash-up – promising scares, action, and heist-thriller twists and turns – he found something that stood out in the long-established genre. For me, there had to be something special about a zombie film for me to sign up. What sets us apart is the heist. But there’s a whole bunch of different layers to this film."

Check out the complete interview at


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