NEW YORK • From The Mummy to The Whale: Actor Brendan Fraser (above) makes a uncommon public look forward of his subsequent film, wherein he performs a morbidly overweight recluse.
The previous motion star of films akin to The Mummy trilogy (1999 to 2008) and George Of The Jungle (1997) wrapped filming on The Whale in April, wherein he performs a 270kg man who’s slowly consuming himself to dying following the dying of his love.
He appeared on the premiere of No Sudden Transfer, a thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Jon Hamm and David Harbour, final Friday in New York.
The 52-year-old has beforehand spoken about his weight acquire attributable to a number of operations which derailed his Hollywood ascent after blockbusters within the late Nineties and early 2000s.
The intense bodily exertion his performing roles demanded – he additionally did his personal stunts – took a toll on his physique. He spent seven years going out and in of hospitals for operations together with a partial knee substitute, vocal wire restore work and a lumbar laminectomy – the surgical removing of a bony space of the backbone referred to as the lamina – which led to his weight acquire.
Lately, he has gone from Hollywood heart-throb to supporting actor in tv reveals akin to drama The Affair (2016 to 2017) and superhero collection Doom Patrol (2019 to current).
The Whale, which is customized from Samuel D. Hunter’s play of the identical identify, is directed by Darren Aronofsky, who helmed the Oscar-nominated psychological thriller Black Swan (2010).