US actor Brendan Fraser’s return to the cinema after years with ‘The Whale’ was met with an admirable reception in Venice. For the role, Fraser, who weighed 270 kg, received a standing ovation for six minutes.
Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale, which is one of the most curious productions of the year at the 79th Venice Film Festival, premiered yesterday.
The return of Brendan Fraser, who shined with the Mummy series and stayed away from the big screen for a long time, had a great impact when he returned to the cinema with The Whale. in the movie ‘morbidly obese’ Playing a literature teacher (fatness with potentially fatal consequences), Fraser had physically transformed and weighed 270 kilograms.
Fraser, who received a standing ovation for six minutes during the screening, hugged the director of the film, Aronofsky, emotionally. The actress, who wanted to leave the hall, burst into tears as the applause rose and saluted the audience.
It is thought that the actor, who received great praise from the critics and the audience, will be one step ahead of the Oscar race.
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Fraser plays Charlie, a gay literature professor who never leaves his filthy, messy apartment and keeps his camera off during Zoom classes. The reason for her shyness is that she has been depressed since her boyfriend committed suicide a few years ago and continued to eat until she became morbidly obese.
Charlie’s only wish is to reconnect with his estranged daughter. He does his best for it.