BRENDAN Fraser’s latest movie role required him to pack on some major pounds.
Now fans say the former heartthrob is practically unrecognizable.
GettyBrendan Fraser visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 18, 2019 in New York City[/caption]
A24The actor plays a recluse affected by obesity in The Whale[/caption]
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. lead.
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 last year.
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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.”
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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.
But this “short break” would seen Brendan disappear from Tinsletown, with actor’s fans wondering what happened to him.
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In 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 [in 2008], I 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,” he explained.
Brendan’s injuries led to many surgeries over the years, which included a partial knee replacement and a procedure to repair his vocal cords.
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He also went through a messy divorce in 2009 and his mother’s death in 2016.
Most recently, he was seen on the small screen, in TV shows like shows like Doom Patrol, The Affair and Trust.
GettyThe actor, seen here in 2018, has been gaining weight steadily for years.[/caption]
© 2001 Universal Studios – All Rights ReservedHe was a box office draw in big 90’s hits like The Mummy and The Mummy Returns[/caption]
GettyBrendan and ex-wife Afton Smith went through a messy divorce[/caption]
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