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Dave Bautista Still Hasn't Met Army Of The Dead Co-Star Tig Notaro Despite Appearing In The Same Scenes

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Dave Bautista Still Hasn't Met Army Of The Dead Co-Star Tig Notaro Despite Appearing In The Same Scenes

Dave Bautista still hasn't met his Army of The Dead co-star Tig Notaro despite sharing scenes with her in the film.

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Notaro was brought on board the zombie blockbuster to replace Chris D'Elia after allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him, which he denies.

As such, she had to be edited into the movie during post-production, and didn't actually get the chance to meet the other cast members while shooting.

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All of her scenes had to be shot in front of a green screen, which must have been pretty tough going.

Director Zack Snyder told Vanity Fair the process of adding Notaro to the movie cost 'a few million'.

Speaking about the bizarre situation, former WWE star Bautista told Vulture: "It was weird, because, you know, I wasn't there. [Laughs.] And when I watch it, I feel like I was there. There's a connection that's missing there.

Dave Bautista still hasn't met Tig Notaro. Credit: Netflix
Dave Bautista still hasn't met Tig Notaro. Credit: Netflix
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"But I don't feel like the movie misses a beat. Anybody who doesn't know that that's the case won't pick up on it at all. Tig fits right in, and her chemistry fits right in."

He added: "What really bothers me, when I watch this film - it bothers me that I don't know Tig. I feel like I should know her.

"I want to meet her, and I want to hug her and tell her how amazing she was in the film.

"I've been able to do that with all my other co-stars, and I haven't been able to do it with Tig because I haven't met her yet. I think she's amazing and is incredible in the film."

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Speaking one The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Notaro opened up about her experience of filming alone.

The 50-year-old said: "I've never met David Bautista in my life. I have never met the man.

"It is me on green screen the whole time, but there was a half-day that Anna, one of the actresses, came, and she walked me from a stairwell to halfway to my helicopter.

"My assistant was on set, and he's 6'2", and they would put him in a green suit, and every now and then, I would look up and talk to him."

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She had to act out her scenes in front of a green screen. Credit: Netflix
She had to act out her scenes in front of a green screen. Credit: Netflix

And it's safe to say the unique mode of production hasn't had any kind of negative impact on the Netflix movie's success.

Since its release, it has received rave reviews from fans, with many branding it 'incredible'.

For those of you who are yet to catch up, here's a quick run-down of what it's all about.

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The synopsis reads: "Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world.

"When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who's now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it's with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours."

Oh, and there's a zombie tiger, which I think is more than enough incentive to watch it.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: Entertainment, Actor, comedian, US Entertainment, Netflix

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