Dave Bautista has revealed how he laughed off his nose injury during the filming of Spectre.

The former professional wrestler, who plays villainous henchman Mr Hinx, couldn’t help worrying about his nose after co-star Daniel Craig punched him during a fight scene in the latest James Bond film.

Dave Bautista in Spectre
Dave Bautista in Spectre (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions)

“We were in the heat of the moment, and in one of those moments. He just caught me with a left hook right on the nose and it just bled,” he said.

“He thought he had broken my nose, but I squeezed and checked it and said it was OK. It was just very bloody. It looked like it was broken, it sounded like it was broken because he hit me full on and you could hear it.

“I had to check it because I thought it had been broken especially I could feel it just bleeding and blood just squirted out.”

Dave Bautista, Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux
Dave Bautista, Daniel Craig and Lea Seydoux (Kerstin Joensson/AP)

“It’s one of those things where the whole crew just stops and gasps, and the camera drops,” Dave continued, before joking: “If you’re going to get a bloody nose, get it from James Bond.”

The 46-year-old star gives a chilling performance as predominantly silent character Mr Hinx, with a memorable introduction.

Dave Bautista in Spectre
Dave Bautista in Spectre (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions)

“I hope this character will be mentioned with the names of Oddjob and Jaws. I want to be part of that crew,” he said.

“It was a challenge for me… trying to find this way where I am actually going to have speak without speaking. I understand from the henchmen of James Bond’s past that the memorable ones didn’t speak but I’m still at the point of my career where I think, are they not letting me speak because I’m a bad actor?

“But it wasn’t that – they just wanted to capture the feeling of a traditional iconic James Bond henchman. They wanted to bring that back and I like that.”

Dave, who has starred in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Riddick and The Man With The Iron Fists, is now hoping to make a movie with fellow wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

“I would like to do something with Dwayne. I think he’s very talented and he’s such a movie star, and I think us on film together would be great,” he said.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson (Richard Shotwell/AP)

“He’s so larger than life, and everything he does is very big and grand, and I’m not – I’m very subtle and I do everything slowly. I’m very soft spoken and low key.

“So I think it could be very interesting having two unstoppable forces who are just so very different.”

Spectre is in UK cinemas now.