What Dwayne Johnson really thinks about Brendan Fraser’s career comeback

Brendan Fraser caused quite a stir with his comeback in The Whale. The film follows the relationship between a reclusive English teacher and his teenage daughter, played by “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink. Fraser underwent a dramatic physical transformation for the character, who weighs 600 pounds. He told Newsweek, “The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless and awkward.”

Fans are excited to see Fraser back on the big screen. The actor has been open about his past personal struggles, including his history of alleged sexual abuse. He was also open to needing numerous surgeries after sustaining multiple injuries while performing film stunts. In a 2018 article for GQ entitled “What Ever Happened to Brendan Fraser?” he revealed how exhausting filming was, saying: “When I shot the third ‘Mummy’ picture in China, I was there Duct tape assembled and ice – easy, like, really nerdy and fetish about ice packs.

Though Fraser has had his share of challenges in Hollywood, he still holds strong. And a former co-star is thrilled to see the beloved actor blossom.

Dwayne Johnson commented on Brendan Fraser’s huge standing ovation

On September 4th, The Whale was screened at the Venice International Film Festival. To say that attendees enjoyed Brendan Fraser’s performance would be an understatement as he received a resounding standing ovation. After the premiere, Variety Associate Editor Ramin Setoodeh tweeted, “The standing ovation for #TheWhale was so enthusiastic that Brendan Fraser tried to leave the theater, but the crowd’s applause made him stay.” And one star was quick to comment on Fraser’s Triumph. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who previously worked with Fraser, filled in for the actor with some positive words. Johnson wrote: “Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan. He supported me getting into his Mummy Returns franchise for my very first role, which launched my Hollywood career bud Darren Aronofsky.”

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Along with the tweet, Setoodeh shared a video of the emotional Fraser, which received a big round of applause. According to NPR, the standing ovation lasted six minutes. Fraser’s heartfelt clip went viral immediately, garnering more than 15 million views in a matter of days. Anticipation is building for The Whale, which is slated to hit theaters on December 9th.