Brendan Fraser admits that an action film career, often foregoing stunt doubles, has put his health at risk. Oscar nominee for The Whale, he made peace with his body.
Brendan Fraser he is enjoying his triumphal rentrée with The Whalein cinemas from February 23, between Oscar nominees 2023 for her lead performance (as well as Best Makeup and Best Supporting Actress). What was once a star of action moviecome The Mummy e Journey to the Center of the Earthis recovering his life and career, which he told the Telegraph with his usual irony, admitting that he had a self-destructive attitude.
Brendan Fraser: ‘I played the role of The Whale like it was my last’
Between The Mummy and The Whale, Brendan Fraser recounts his physical suffering
Handsome and dynamic since the beginning of the the ninetieswhen his career started, Brendan Fraser he’s used the body all his life, even making fun of himself with the slapstick comedy of George King of the Jungle? (1997). Of course a large portion of the audience will not remember him for playing him alongside Ian McKellen in Demons and gods (1998), but for the new saga of Mummybegun in 1999 and resumed in 2008, meanwhile shooting heroically in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Even if in The Whale wear a make-up speciale to give life to Charlie, man plagued by obesity and in crisis with his own daughter, Brendan knows who to be regardless far from appearance with which the public once identified him. But maybe that’s okay. He tells us:
There certainly was self-loathing. I think in a way I felt like deserve the beatings and I wanted to be on the front line to take the first punch. (As she turned The Mummy – The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) I’d get together in the morning like a gladiator, with muscle wraps and ice packs, I’d put on a Transformer-like exoskeleton just to finish a scene. (…) Doing my own action scenes I’ve gotten a little over the yearsI needed surgeries to the spine and joints. (…) They took away my strength, I knew I would improve, but it took me a lot. (…)
Now I’m elderI don’t look like I did then and I’m not sure I want to. I’ve made peace with who I am now. And I’m happy to be able to do things based on an emotional reality that is not mine, but in which I can easily relate.
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