See 1st Photo of Brendan Fraser as 600-Lb Character in New Film

Brendan Fraser.
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Total transformation. Brendan FraserPlays a 600-pound man with obesity Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film The Whale.

“It’s gonna be like something you haven’t seen before,” Fraser, 53, told UniladOctober 2021. “That’s really all I can tell you. … The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome. This is certainly far removed from anything I’ve ever done. … I do know it’s going to make a lasting impression.”

Sharing via A24’s official Twitter accountThe following shows the MummyCharlie is played by actor. The WhaleLater in the summer, it will premiere at Venice Film Festival 79th.

Stranger ThingsSadie Sink plays Fraser’s estranged teenage daughter, Ellie in the psychological drama. The actress, 20 years old, spoke about the movie during a June interview. Collider.

“It was a really small cast and a small set, and we had a whole three weeks of rehearsal and Darren kind of wanted to treat it as if it were a play, because The WhaleIt was originally a play. The way he staged it and the way we rehearsed it, the same as you would do in a theater company, he taped the walls of the set and everything so that we could rehearse in a mock space I guess,” she told the outlet.

The Fear Street Trilogy star added that the Aronofsky drama was “just a really creatively fulfilling project to work on.”

See 1st Photo Brendan Fraser 600 Lb Character

Brendan Fraser in ‘Whale.’
Courtesy A24

The WhaleThis is the latest movie to spark controversy about actors wearing fat suits. Author and podcaster, Cathy McMillan, announced the project in January 2021. Aubrey Gordon shared the announcement via Twitter, writing, “It is so disheartening, exhausting and profoundly isolating to see this concept created over & over & over again, and reliably created by people who aren’t fat. Fellow fats (people who currently wear plus sizes): how are you feeling?”

March Renée ZelweggerShe defended her decision to wear an overweight suit for her TV series Pam’s Best Thing.

“The idea is accuracy,” the 53-year-old Oscar winner, who plays real-life convicted murderer Pam HuppThe show, told Entertainment Tonight. “I think, especially in the case of telling this story, it was really important to as closely resemble Pam Hupp as we possibly could, because she seems so familiar. She seems like someone that we recognize and we know.”

However, not all actors who’ve played plus-sized characters feel confident in their decisions after further reflection. Sarah PaulsonReconnancing regrets over wearing a body prosthetic to portray Linda Tripp American Crime Story: Impeachment.

“I think the thing I think about the most is that I regret not thinking about it more fully. And that is an important thing for me to think about and reflect on,” the American Horror StoryStar also gained 30 pounds for the role of star, according to the Los Angeles TimesAugust 2021. “I also know it’s a privileged place to be sitting and thinking about it and reflecting on it, having already gotten to do it, and having had an opportunity that someone else didn’t have. You can only learn what you learn when you learn it.”

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