Brendan Fraser is one of those stars who seized audiences after his successful roles in The Mummy & The Mummy Returns. However, after a few roles in The Mummy III, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, and a few roles here and there, he mysteriously disappeared from the big screen for years. In his next film The Whale, Brendan Fraser has defended the usage of a fat suit by claiming that he is not exactly a “little man” himself.
In the drama, Fraser plays Charlie, a 600-pound guy. However, critics who have seen early trailers have criticized the film for using a weight-increasing prosthesis, also known as a fat suit. The writer Samuel D. Hunter, who also authored the play on which the film is based, penned The Whale, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky.
Fraser, Aronofsky, and Hunter spoke to Newsweek before the UK premiere of The Whale, which was a part of the BFI London Film Festival. The film is scheduled to open in American theatres on December 9, 2022. Fraser spoke to Newsweek about individuals who criticized The Whale’s usage of a fat suit.
I’m not a small man. And I don’t know what the metric is to qualify to play the role. I only know that I had to give as honest a performance as I can.
The Whale is the seventh film Aronofsky, a nominee for an Oscar has directed. He advised people to postpone judgment until they have seen the film. The tale revolves around an obese guy trying to reconcile with his adolescent daughter after abandoning her as a child to be with his gay partner and is based on Hunter’s 2012 play The Whale.
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