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Brendan Fraser Looks Unrecognizable In Latest Appearance And Fans React With Love

Brendan Fraser Looks Unrecognizable In Latest Appearance And Fans React With Love

The 52-year-old actor will be playing a 600-pound man in an upcoming film titled 'The Whale.'

Brendan Fraser recently made a rare appearance on the red carpet for his latest film, No Sudden Move.  The upcoming film is directed by Steven Soderbergh and also stars Benicio del Toro, Jon Hamm, and Don Cheadle. The 52-year-old actor quite obviously doesn't look like how he used to in his younger days in movies like George of the Jungle or The Mummy. But his different appearance has been talked about in recent years and the subject of many tabloids.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 18: Brendan Fraser attends the "No Sudden Move" premiere during the 2021 Tribeca Festival at Battery Park on June 18, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Tribeca Festival)

 

Many people assumed that his weight gain could be connected to his next project, The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky, reports CNN.  The movie is an adaptation of Samuel D. Hunter’s play about a fat, reclusive teacher who weighs 600 pounds and attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.



 

 

As for Fraser's appearance, fans had nothing but positive things to say about the actor. If trolls were getting ready to make mean comments, it was lost in the outpour of love for the actor. Take a look below!



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

 



 



 



 

 

While celebrating the success of being a megastar in the '90s, Brendan Fraser did have some harsh challenges in his life along the way. In 2018, Fraser made sexual assault allegations against an ex-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, according to an interview with GQ. Fraser alleged that the HFPA’s Philip Berk sexually assaulted him at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the summer of 2003. β€œHis left hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint. And he starts moving it around,” the actor recalled. Berk himself made a mention of the incident in his memoir With Signs And Wonders, but claimed he pinched Fraser’s behind as a joke. None of it was funny to Fraser, who was overcome with fear and had to remove Berk’s hand.



 

 

Fraser said, β€œI felt ill. I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.” He allegedly rushed out of the room and went home, where he told his then-wife what had happened. β€œI felt like someone had thrown invisible paint on me,” he said.  After this encounter, Fraser said, β€œI became depressed.” He even blamed himself for the assault and said in the interview that he started telling himself he deserved what had happened to him: β€œI was blaming myself and I was miserable -- because I was saying, β€˜This is nothing; this guy reached around and he copped a feel.’ That summer wore onβ€”and I can't remember what I went on to work on next.”



 

 

Not only was his mental health affected by this incident, Fraser’s work as an action-adventure film star also took a toll on his body. β€œI believe I probably was trying too hard, in a way that's destructive,” Fraser said in the interview. β€œBy the time I did the third Mummy picture in China,” which was 2008, β€œI was put together with tape and ice -- just, like, 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.”  The star eventually required multiple surgeries. β€œI needed a laminectomy. And the lumbar didn't take, so they had to do it again a year later,” he said, listing a partial knee replacement, some more work on his back, bolting various compressed spinal pads together, and even having his vocal cords repaired as well. He was in and out of hospitals for almost seven years. The actor has been through a lot, so his fans support him wholeheartedly and just want the best for him. 



 

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