The race of brendan fraser has experienced a new resurgence with The Whalethe drama directed by Darren Aronofsky and that will hit some theaters around the world starting next December 9.
In the film, the actor plays a morbidly obese teacher trying to reconnect with his teenage daughter. Fraser has garnered high praise for his performance and is already positioned as one of the frontrunners for awards season ahead.
The truth is that for a long time, the actor was away from the screen. After starring in a string of hits in the ’90s and early ’00s, Fraser he had to face a series of physical and emotional problems that took him away from the profession he loved so much.
One of those roles and catapulted him to fame was George of the Jungle. The film was produced by Disney and was released in 1997. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, it was a box office success.
To put himself in George’s shoes, the actor had to undergo an incredible physical transformation, since his only outfit was a loincloth. However, what few know is that the diet and physical exercise that he had to carry out was such that it ended up causing some sequelae.
The 54-year-old interpreter participated in the special Actors on Actors from the Variety site with Adam Sandler, with whom he starred in Airheads in 1994. During the interview, Sandler asked him about George of the Jungle and the radical physical change to which he had to submit.
Though Fraser He fondly remembers his time in the film, to this day there is an aspect that he disliked. The actor recalled that during the filming of the tape he not only had to modify his physique to the extreme, but also had to substantially alter his diet, to the point where he sometimes skipped meals.
The interpreter recounted that on one occasion he was driving home from work and went to the ATM to withdraw money and buy something to eat, when something prevented him. “I couldn’t remember the password because my brain was failing. Hitting the machine. I didn’t eat that night,” he said with some regret.
In 2003, Disney released a sequel to George of the Jungle which was not attended by Brendan Fraser. Due to the number of years that passed between the first installment and the second, the actor declined the offer to return due to the physical demands it demanded.
George of the Jungle is a parody of Tarzan that tells the story of George, a man who as a child survived a plane crash in the jungle and was adopted by a family of gorillas. Years later, having become the king of the jungle, he meets Úrsula, a woman who visits the place where George lives.
Some time ago, the actor apologized by one of the scenes of the mentioned film, where the traffic of the Golden Gate was interrupted by one of the scenes that were filming. The event made headlines in the local media, so the actor extended his apology a few decades later.
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