Josh Brolin may have gotten himself in phenomenal shape for his role as Cable in Deadpool 2, but Guardians of the Galaxy Dave Bautista isn’t going to be outdone.
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In an interview with THR, Bautista said that Brolin’s muscular mass is giving him body envy.
I am known for being in shape and being a big guy, and he actually made me self-conscious! I swear to God, I promised him that in November, when I do some work on [Avengers] 4, I told him, ‘I will be in better shape for that because you make me self-conscious, fucker!’
According to Bautista, the last time he saw Brolin, he didn’t even recognize him.
I was out in California in June doing another project, and he walked up to me at Gold’s Gym and goes, ‘Dave,’ and I am looking at him. And he said, ‘It’s Josh,’ and I was like, ‘Holy fuck!’ He literally transformed himself in a matter of months. He is a stud. He is not only jacked, but he is shredded. His face is all sunken in like a model. He is like a completely different person.
Of course, muscles aren’t the only part of Bautista’s body whose size is under constant scrutiny. The size of Bautista’s “Little Dave” has been a matter of frequent speculation, with one post on Reddit even conducting an extensive investigation into the matter.
Fellow former pro wrestler CM Punk even once refused to do a Reddit AMA for fear he would be forced to divulge the coveted information.
— CM Puck🏒 (@CMPunk) April 19, 2017
In that case, Bautista didn’t seem to have an issues with his self esteem:
— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) April 19, 2017