Brendan Fraser reveled within the highlight once more on the Venice Film Festival and was praised for his role within the upcoming Darren Aronofsky movie, “The Whale.”
The 53-year-old actor kept his best composure while walking the red carpet of the famed festival, only to interrupt down in tears once contained in the cinema as theatergoers gave the star a six-minute standing ovation for his performance, in line with Variety.
Fraser, who has largely stayed out of the highlight after addressing physical ailments attributable to performing lots of his own stunts on screen, was then also affected by the mental repercussion of an alleged sexual assault incident that happened in 2003.
He’s returning to the silver screen again for what many consider could possibly be an Oscar contending role as Charlie, a 600-pound gay man who feels as if his life is coming to an end.
Fraser was noticeably moved by the response to the film that he could barely rise up as the gang cheered once the credits rolled when the movie was over in a video captured from contained in the festival.
“Brendan Fraser is back — and he sobbed in the course of the #Venezia79 six-minute standing ovation for #TheWhale,” Ramin Setoodeh tweeted.
Brendan Fraser, Samuel D. Hunter, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau and director Darren Aronofsky attend “The Whale” red carpet on the 79th Venice International Film Festival .WireImage/Stefania D’Alessandro
Fraser could barely rise up as the gang cheered, overwhelmed with emotion.ZUMAPRESS.com
He then added, “The standing ovation for #TheWhale was so enthusiastic, Brendan Fraser tried to go away the theater but the gang’s applause made him stay.”
During a pre-show interview with press, Fraser showed gratitude for “the nice and cozy reception” he’s received since discussing his latest work.
“I’m looking forward to how this film makes a deep impression on everyone as much because it has on me,” he said, via The Latest York Times.
Fraser recalled having to wear an extensive amount of prosthetics that sometimes weighed as much as 300 kilos to play Charlie, a reclusive character based on the 2012 Off-Broadway play by Samuel D. Hunter.
“I needed to learn to maneuver in a latest way,” Fraser said. “I developed muscles that I didn’t know that I had. I even felt a way of vertigo at the tip of the day when all of the appliances were removed, just as you’ll feel stepping off the boat onto the dock here in Venice.”
But still, walking in Charlie’s footsteps gave Fraser “an appreciation for those whose bodies are similar because I learned that you could be an incredibly strong person physically, mentally, to inhabit that physical being. And I feel that’s Charlie.”
The role represents a major comeback for Fraser’s profession because it is his first leading role in almost a decade. “The Mummy” star has roles this yr in Mart Scorsese’s latest western film “Killers of the Flower Moon” and with Dawn Olivieri and Marcia Cross in “Behind the Curtain of Night.”
When asked if he was excited concerning the prospects of his profession once more, Fraser remained humble.
“My crystal ball is broken,” Fraser said. “I don’t know if yours works, but meet me after the show, and we’ll take a peek together.”