There was a time when Brendan Fraser was in everything. He was Encino Man, George of the Jungle, the beloved Rick O’Connell in The Mummy and the star of Looney Tunes: Back In Action, among other successful projects. The actor may have lost some momentum in the ‘10s, but these days, we may be looking at an up-and-coming Fraseraissance, and fans are all in.
One Brendan Fraser superfan, Lindley Key, had the unique opportunity to share with The Mummy actor about her and other people’s excitement for his coming years on film during a virtual chat. The actress and cosplayer shared a sweet meet-and-greet moment with Fraser on TikTok that had the 52-year-old actor blushing. Check it out:
What a beautiful and genuine reaction. Key, who dressed as Rachel Weisz’s Evie from The Mummy for the meet-and-greet, told Brendan Fraser how much she and the internet was rooting for him as he soon gets ready to star in a Martin Scorsese film with Leonardo DiCaprio. Following her nice words, Fraser took a whiff of his drink, cracked a big smile and exclaimed “Shucks, ma’am!” in response.
Last week, it was announced that Brendan Fraser would be joining Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming movie Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro and Jesse Plemons. The Apple TV+ movie will explore the F.B.I’s investigation into the murders of the members of the Osage Tribe in 1920s Oklahoma. But wait, there’s a ton more from the actor.
Brendan Fraser is also set to star in Darren Aronofsky’s first film since 2017’s mother!, titled The Whale. The movie that will be released from A24 will follow an English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teen daughter. Brendan Fraser also recently starred in No Sudden Move, Steven Soderbergh’s star-studded heist film.
So they are not exactly the jolly commercial films we came to love to see Brendan Fraser in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, but it’s exciting to see the actor finding himself in more high-profile work in the coming years, aside from his coming third season in DC’s Doom Patrol, of course.
Back in 2018, Brendan Fraser spoke out against the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Philip Berk of sexual harassment in 2003 during a Beverely Hills luncheon. Berk was expelled from the HFPA (which is the organization that holds the Golden Globes) earlier this year for an entirely different matter.
It’s nice to see Brendan Fraser back on our radar with a number of exciting performances on the way. And per the cute TikTok video, it looks like the actor is happy to hear his many fans are behind him and excited for what’s to come.
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