After years of almost anonymous popularity, Brendan Fraser is finally making a comeback in the upper echelons of Hollywood. His most recent film “The whale”has earned him standing ovations at film festivals, recognition from specialized critics, and has increased public expectations for a commercial release.
However, with the joy of glory, Fraser has remembered those scars that the industry caused him a few years ago. In an interview with Adam Sandler for Variety magazine’s “Actors on Actors”, the artist recounted the physical wear and tear he faced when he was filming “George of the Jungle”.
Brendan Fraser reveals the horror behind being George
Let’s remember that “George of the Jungle” showed its protagonist in a fairly worked-out physical state. But at what cost? Well, Fraser was put on a rigorous diet to achieve the image of an athletic man, which left him very weak.
“(I was) shaved, oiled, starved for carbs. I would drive home after work and stop for a bite to eat. One day I needed money, I went to the ATM and I couldn’t remember my PIN number because my brain failed.a. I hit that thing. That night I did not eat ”, commented the interpreter.
“The whale”, another challenge for Brendan Fraser
Darren Aronosfy He is the director of “The Whale”, the tape in which Brendan Fraser plays a man of about 250 kilos.
To bring his character to life, the actor had to transform his body and make sure he had the figure required for the project. Although the 130-kilo prosthesis that was attached to his abdomen also helped the cause.
What is “The Whale” about?
“The whale”inspired by the play of the same name, brings us closer to Charlie, an English teacher who finds his greatest refuge in junk food after the death of his boyfriend pushed him into an abyss of sadness and loneliness.
However, he may have found another horizon in his sea of sobs: his daughter. The teacher will try to reestablish his connection with the young woman, whom he abandoned when he began a homosexual relationship.
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