Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista has told RTÉ Entertainment that he has a "man crush" on his Final Score co-star Pierce Brosnan, labeling the Irish actor a "beautiful person."

In Final Score, Bautista must track down Brosnan's character in a football stadium before the match reaches full-time in a bid to stop explosives from being detonated that will kill everyone in attendance.

Speaking about working with Brosnan, Bautista exclusively told RTÉ Entertainment, "It was amazing, I have a bit of a man crush on Pierce."

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"He's just, everybody knows he's amazingly talented but until you meet him you don't realise what a beautiful person he is. He's just a good, good man, and I don't say that lightly," he continued.

"He's a good, decent, down to earth, grounded man – I love him."

Despite Brosnan being a former James Bond, and Bautista playing a Bond villain opposite current Bond Daniel Craig in Spectre, the topic of 007 didn't come up between the actors on set.

Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan in Final Score

"We didn't really talk much about Bond," Bautista said. "We talked about everything; Pierce likes to talk about life in general and happiness and how he's found his way in life and the things he's dealt with and struggled with and I think that's why I connected with him."

"He didn't sit down and tell me all his accolades, we didn't sit down and talk about my background in films and wrestling; we just sat down and we really talked about life and people and relationships, and I think that's why I respect him so much," he added.

Final Score will be available to watch on Sky Movies and in cinemas from September 7.

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