Brendan Fraser will now need oversized clothing. The Mummy star decided to get incredibly fat to match his character in the new film by Darren Aronofsky. And such extreme measures are quite understandable.
Frazier gained weight up to 272 kilograms to appear in the title role of the film “The Whale”. For an actor’s career, this role can be a lifeline, because Aronofsky (“Black Swan”, “Requiem for a Dream”, “Mother!”) knows how to reveal the talents of actors from an unexpected side. And Frazier hasn’t been cast in a major project since 2019. For this reason, the actor has high hopes for the film.
“This is certainly far from anything I have ever done, but I will not be modest … I know that this will make a lasting impression,” Fraser admitted to Variety .
In The Whale, the actor will play a reclusive teacher who is trying to connect with his daughter. The premiere of the film will take place at the Venice Film Festival, which will be held from August 31 to September 10.