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Ben Aldridge Thought He'd Be Dave Bautista's Man in Knock at the Cabin

Ben Aldridge Thought He'd Be Dave Bautista's Man in Knock At The Cabin

Ben Aldridge, Dave Bautista
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The actor shared the hilarious tidbit about approaching his Knock at the Cabin role.

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With Knock at the Cabin premiering this week, Ben Aldridge recently shared a hilarious anecdote that shows just how differently this movie could have played out.

The film centers around a gay couple, played by Aldridge and Jonathan Groff, who are vacationing at a remote cabin in the woods with their young daughter (Kristen Cui), when they are taken hostage by four zealots (Dave Bautista, Rupert Grint, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Abby Quinn) claiming the world is about to come to an end if the family doesn’t make a choice.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan and based on a book by Paul G. Tremblay (The Cabin at the End of the World), the thriller has been highly anticipated, in part for featuring a couple who simply happens to be gay at the center of it all.

But in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Aldridge admitted there was some confusion going into his audition about his role. Namely, that he had been under the impression it was actually Bautista who was meant to play his character’s husband.


“All it said on the email that I got was Dave Bautista was in the film,” he recalled. “So I was doing this entire audition thinking I was auditioning to be his younger boyfriend and that Dave was gonna be this total daddy gay bear.”

He admitted that it even went so far that he mentioned to Shyamalan that he had “never seen Dave play a part like this kind of sensible father figure before.”

“He was like, ‘What are you saying? … Dave isn’t playing Eric. Are you mad?’ It really affected the way I was playing the scenes. A little bit like, ‘Hey, daddy!’” he joked.

For his part, Bautista has recently made waves talking about how he hopes to be the leading man in a romcom some day. And actually, if Hollywood wanted to make that a gay romcom, we would be extremely here for it; Aldridge already provided the perfect title and everything.

Hey Daddy, a queer romcom starring Dave Bautista, coming when??

How old is Ben Aldridge?

Aldridge was born November 12, 1985.

Where is Ben Aldridge from?

Aldridge was born in Exeter in the United Kingdom.

What films has Ben Aldridge been in?

Aldridge has a variety of screen credits and is most well known for his TV work, including Fleabag, Pennyworth, and Our Girl, though he can recently be seen in both Knock at the Cabin and Spoiler Alert.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.