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12th Mar 2020

Dave Bautista solves awkward British problems

Wil Jones

“Would I make tea in the microwave? In Britain that’s sacrilegious”

Wrestler-turned-actor Dava Bautista is known for being a tough guy. But how does he handle some of life’s minor – but also mortifying – awkward mishaps?

Big Dave’s latest film My Spy sees him take on the role of a hardened CIA agent on a mission, which is not particularly out of his wheelhouse. But this time, there’s a twist: his task is to look after precocious 9-year-old girl (newcomer Chloe Coleman), whose family he is surveilling. From Kindergarten Cop to The Pacifier to The Tooth Fairy, doing a movie with an adorable kid is a rite of passage for any action star, and this is Bautista’s turn.

Ahead of the film’s release, we gave Bautista and Chloe Coleman a list of very British situations, from cold tea to awkward queueing, to see how a bonafide action hero would deal with them.

My Spy is in cinemas March 13.