By Francois R.
– Posted on 28 Jul 2022 at 11:11
The actor will be in the next film from Darren Aronofsky, director of Requiem for a Dream. The appearance of his obese character is not to everyone’s taste.
Do you remember Brendan Fraser ? But if, the BCBG adventurer of The Mummy. Blue eyes, a devastating smile, a friendly macho banter and a rebellious little lock… Rick O’Connell in The Mummywhat. Well, his interpreter, Brendan Fraser, has changed a lot. Already because he took (like all of us) twenty years in the teeth but also because he is preparing his big comeback. A return to a very serious film, for once, since it’s about The Whale signed by the director of Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky. A sacred challenge for the actor today fallen into oblivion. In this future film, Brendan Fraser, who had already gained weight as such, is decked out in a “big suit” (“ fat Suit in English) and several prostheses to make him even more obese on screen. Which is not at all to everyone’s taste on the Internet. Forward the controversy !
First look at Brendan Fraser in Darren Aronofsky’s ‘THE WHALE’ 🐋 pic.twitter.com/nT0KHmdBU4
— Cinema Solace (@solacecinema) July 26, 2022
On Twitter, the transformation of the American-Canadian actor has not gone unnoticed. If we knew that Brendan Fraser had gained weight after crossing the desert in his career followed by depression, his role in The Whale could allow him to return to Hollywood in a state of grace. Even if the physical aspect of his character, a father of more than 250 kilos, arouses controversy on the social network of the blue bird. In particular for its grossophobic aspect. Many Twitter users have expressed online their discomfort, even their disapproval, at the idea of such a film or that the character is not embodied by a “real obese actor”. A future media tsunami or a storm in a teacup? The future will judge.
— Guinevere (@FairHairViking) July 26, 2022
Brendan Fraser, blacklisted from Hollywood?
From 2008 to 2018, Brendan Fraser had a slump. Both in his personal life but also in his professional career. Depression, too many films to shoot, extra pounds… The actor is gradually disappearing from media life. When the movement came #MeToofreeing the voice of women in the face of sexual assault, and the Weinstein affairBrendan Fraser joins the ranks of anger. Indeed, he reveals to have been sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, the former President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. An influential man whose association dealt in particular with organizing the Golden Globes. Thereby, Brendan Fraser explains that, according to him, his testimony earned him being blacklisted in Hollywood. It is coming back in force since we will soon find it in The Whale but also in the next film by Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon. Welcome back Brandan!