Brendan Fraser Says Severely Obese Character In ‘The Whale’ Is ‘The Most Heroic Man I Have Ever Played’

Brendan Fraser has played a great deal of big-screen legends, going from “George of the Jungle” to Rick O’Connell in “The Mummy” films, yet he confides in his latest work — a genuinely husky man in “The Whale” — may be the most valiant individual he’s reliably played.

In the Darren Aronofsky-composed film, which will be among the motion pictures featured at the looming Toronto Film Festival not long from now, Fraser plays Charlie, a hermitic teacher whose prosperity is rapidly declining as he contacts reconnect with his estranged young lady (Sadie Sink) before it’s too far to turn back.

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“It gave me an appreciation for those whose bodies are equivalent. I found that you ought to be an exceptionally strong individual, really, mentally, to possess that being,” he said during a public meeting at the Venice International Film Festival, as nitty gritty by The Guardian.

“Charlie’s genuine adaptability is limited to his home space, which is his couch. His story is told hidden. He’s a light in a dull space. I accept it’s lovely that the physical issue he conveys is manifest in the real heap of his body,” Fraser continued.

“I expected to sort out some way to absolutely move in another way. I made muscles I didn’t understand I had. I even felt a sensation of discombobulation continuously’s end when all of the machines were dispensed with, as you’d feel wandering off a boat on to the harbor here in Venice,” he added.’


Out of the huge number of characters he’s played onscreen, Fraser said that Charlie was the best test he’d anytime looked as a performer.

“I seemed, by all accounts, to be extraordinary in those [‘George of the Jungle’] days. My journey to where I am at present has been to research anyway many characters as I can, and this acquainted the best test with me,” Fraser got a handle on.

“By far I accept that Charlie is the most chivalrous man I have anytime played, because his superpower is to see the positive characteristics in others, and bring that out in him,” Fraser said. “In that cycle he’s on his trip of salvation.”