Tuesday, October 4

Brendan Fraser and The Whale: This is the last time I do this | Digital Trends Spanish

An incredible transformation is what the actor achieved brendan fraser for his movieThe whale«, where he will play Charlie, a man affected by severe obesity and who begins to lose everything.

And in conversation with Variety, Fraser referred to the demands to get to this role.

“If there is no risk, why bother?” Fraser told Vanity Fair about taking on a role with intense visceral depth in his first front-line role on film in nearly 10 years. “I want to learn from the people I’m working with at this point in my career. I’ve had so much variety, a lot of highs and lows, so what I’m looking forward to, in the second half of my time doing this, is feeling like I’m contributing to the craft and learning from it. This is an excellent opportunity. I wanted to disappear into it. My hope was that I would become unrecognizable.”

Fraser revealed to the publication that she partnered with the Obesity Action Coalition to better understand representations of people with higher body weight. She also had to tap into an exhausting state of mind to empathize with Charlie’s struggle to come to terms with the immense loss throughout the film.

“This may be the first and last time I’m ever doing this again, so I gave it everything I’ve got,” he said of taking on a part with as full a scope as Charlie’s. “And I did it. That is all that I have”.

“This is certainly a far cry from anything I’ve ever done,” he said. “I know it’s going to make a lasting impression.”

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