Brendan Fraser has gained a lot of recognition as a result of his incredible performance in ‘The Mummy.’ He remains a very beloved star in Hollywood, especially after his portrayal in ‘The Whale.’ That being said, it seems he almost died while filming ‘The Mummy.’
During an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” Brendan Fraser revealed that he “nearly” died while shooting a scene for the 1999 movie in which she starred as Rick O’Connell.
When Clarkson brought up “The Mummy,” asking if the movie was the one of where he “almost died” while filming a stunt, Fraser replied with a laugh, “Nearly. Well, I was choked out accidentally.”
Noting that it went down while filming a “hanging sequence,” Fraser recalled, “I was standing on my toes like this, with the rope [around my neck], and you only got so far [you can move],” he recalled. “And [director Stephen Sommers] ran over and he said, ‘Hey, it doesn’t really look like you’re choking — can you sell it?’ And I was like, ‘All right, fine.’ So I thought, ‘One more take, man.'”
“And the camera swooped around, and I went up on the toes, and the guy holding the rope above me, he pulled it up a little higher and I was stuck on my toes — I had nowhere to go but down,” he continued. “And so he was pulling up, and I was going down.
The next thing I knew, my elbow was in my ear, the world was sideways, there was gravel in my teeth, and everyone was really quiet.”
The recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award hinted that he had lost consciousness while performing a stunt for the film. However, the stunt coordinator revived him with a few claps, and upon regaining consciousness, Fraser was commended for his unwavering commitment to executing the stunt.
“‘Congratulations, you’re in the club — the same thing happened to Mel Gibson on Braveheart,'” Fraser told Clarkson, jokingly adding, “Thanks, I think?! I wanna go home!”
Due to his Oscar-nominated performance in ‘The Whale”, Brendan has recently attracted a lot of media attention. We will have to wait and see what the future has in store for Brendan Fraser.
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