Brendan Fraser is unrecognizable as the 600-pound man in the first photo from ‘The Whale’
Brendan Fraser53 years old, looks unrecognizable in first picture from his upcoming movie, Whale. The actor plays a £600 English teacher looking to reconnect with his estranged 17-year-old daughter in the Darren Aronofsky featureBased on the 2012 play written by Samuel D. Hunter. His transformation can be seen in the new snapshot, which was posted on Twitter and shows his character up close while wearing a dark blue shirt.
Before the first photo was released, Brendan opened up about playing his new role, in an interview, and promised it’s unlike anything he’s ever done before. “It will be like something you have never seen before,” he said Unilad last year while discussing the highly anticipated film. “Wardrobe and clothes are spacious, seamless, cumbersome. This is certainly a far cry from anything I’ve ever done, but it’s not humbling… I knew it would make a lasting impression. “
Latest photo from Whale came more than a year after the film was first announced. It’s quite a different kind of movie than the action movies Brendan is known for, including Mummies. He talked about the difficulties of making such films, and the damage it took to his overall health, in a 2018 interview with GQ. “I believe maybe I was trying too hard, in a destructive way,” he told the outlet.
“By the time I made the third part Mummies painting in China [in 2008] I was put with ice and ice — like, really silly and crazy about ice,” he continued. “Ice bags with screw caps and downhill cycling pads” because they are small and light and can fit your clothes. I’m building an exoskeleton for myself every day. “
Whale is Brendan’s first film since 2013 Overate. This is also Darren’s first movie since 2017 Mommy!with the participation of big names like Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is scheduled to premiere at the 2022 Venice Film Festival in late August.