Brendan Fraser says his fat 300-pound suit for ‘The Whale’ almost looked like a ‘straight jacket’ and kept him from moving unaided

Brendan Fraser in 2019.Cindy Ord/Getty Images
  • Brendan Fraser has opened up about his experience wearing a big suit for his new movie ‘The Whale’.

  • In a new interview, the ‘Mummy’ actor compared the 300 pounds. suit to a “straight jacket”.

  • “I learned quickly that it takes an incredibly strong person inside of that body to be that person,” he said.

Brendan Fraser’s new film ‘The Whale’ is already generating a lot of buzz ahead of its Venice Film Festival debut, but the actor recently revealed that wearing a big suit for his role in the film was very uncomfortable.

“The torso piece almost looked like a straight jacket, with sleeves that continued, hand airbrushed to look identical to human skin, down to the hand punched hair,” said Fraser to Vanity Fair about the prosthesis, which took hours. to be applied every day.

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, “The Whale” follows Charlie, a reclusive and obese English teacher, as he tries to mend his relationship with his teenage daughter, played by “Stranger Things” star Sadie Sink. During filming, Fraser carried an extra 50 to 300 pounds at all times, according to Aronofsky (the weight of Fraser’s prosthetics depending on the scene).

And just like his character, Fraser’s mobility was severely affected by the extra weight he was carrying. Per Vanity Fair, there was a dedicated team of “several” people available at all times to help Fraser get up, sit down and move from the makeup room to the set once he had his prosthetics.

“I quickly realized that it takes an incredibly strong person inside of that body to be that person,” the ‘Mummy’ actor said of his character. “It felt appropriate, poetic and practical, all at the same time.”

Brendan Fraser in “The Whale”.A24

“The Whale” is Fraser’s first starring role in several years. He appeared in Stephen Soderbergh’s 2021 film “No Sudden Move” and was set to play the villain in the canceled “Batgirl” film. He will also appear in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film “Killers of the Flower Moon” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

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