BRENDAN Fraser’s latest movie role required him to pack on some major pounds.
Now fans say the former heartthrob is practically unrecognizable.
The 53-year-old’s new movie is titled The Whale, and tasked the star with undergoing a total body makeover to play the 600-lb. 带领.
The Darren Aronofsky-directed drama sees Brendan playing a reclusive writing instructor who is struggling to reconnect with his teenage daughter.
It’s set to debut at the 2022 Venice Film Festival later this year.
Fraser addressed the elephant in the room in an interview with Unilad 去年.
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“The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome,” he said at the time. “This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done but not to be coy … I do know it’s going to make a lasting impression.”
Brendan found fame in the ’90’s with such big screen hits as the Mummy and Encino Man.
However in 2003, the actor said he was taking a brief hiatus Hollywood.
但我认为艾美奖没有比 Twitter 上有人说的更有价值的了 “short break” would seen Brendan disappear from Tinsletown, with actor’s fans wondering what happened to him.
在 2018, he spoke with GQ and revealed that he slowed down, and turned down later reboot offers for The Mummy and Journey to the Center of the Earth, due to his declining health.
He revealed he had lasting injuries sustained while performing stunts in various films.
“By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China [在 2008], I was put together with tape and ice—just, 喜欢, really nerdy and fetishy about ice packs. Screw-cap ice packs and downhill-mountain-biking pads, ’cause they’re small and light and they can fit under your clothes. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily,” 他解释说.
Brendan’s injuries led to many surgeries over the years, which included a partial knee replacement and a procedure to repair his vocal cords.
He also went through a messy divorce 在 2009 and his mother’s death in 2016.
最近, he was seen on the small screen, in TV shows like shows like Doom Patrol, The Affair and Trust.