Feb 2, 2023 10:47 | Updated: Feb 2, 2023, 10:55
The Mummy star returns to acting after 20 years…
Brendan Fraser and director Darren Aronofsky attended Capital Breakfast ahead of the release of their new movie, Whales.
The psychological drama marks Brendan’s return to Hollywood after years of hardship and personal drama.
Brendan opened up about the similarities between his character Charlie and his own life, and how he got back into the spotlight.
“Charlie can’t live on the couch anymore. He tried it and it didn’t work. When we met him on screen, he couldn’t even get up. He and his may be having a heart attack at the same time.”
“But now that he was able to go on a journey of redemption with his daughter and finally get her to read her essay, it was as if the magic spell had been lifted and he got back on his feet. You can take a step towards the light.
“And I’m very fascinated by that. I think it’s a coincidence, but I’m also happy because that’s how I feel.”
When asked if he felt a sense of redemption over the past six months, the actor replied:
“I’m on a journey. It’s been exciting and fun so far. I’m looking forward to what’s next.”
“It was Herman Melville who wrote in 1851: ‘I don’t know all that may happen, but I don’t know what will happen. I go for it with a smile.’ “
“I’ve lived by that word for the last six months.”
Speaking about returning to the limelight, director Darren Aronofsky told Capital Breakfast why he chose Brendan to lead his film.
“As filmmakers, if you think of us as painters and actors are different colors, there’s a color that’s been missing from the palette for a long time, and I think a lot of filmmakers are very excited about it. It’s been a long time. It’s Brendan that exists.”
“He has so many exciting roles in the future and audiences will have a lot of new fun.”
Welcome back Brendan!
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