With the upcoming Oscars, many of the nominated celebrities have been sharing some memories related to their movie career. One of them is none other than The Mummy star Brendan Fraser. The actor’s performance in his Hollywood comeback The Whale has been highly applauded. However recently he shared an interesting memory from his George of the Jungle days. Talking in a podcast, he shared how he got into trouble with some parents over his jungle boy character. And it all had to do a lot with children imitating the dangerous actions that the character is shown to be carrying out. This is not anything new or exclusive as there are endless amounts of such stories. However, in Fraser’s specific case, it is different than some of his other recollections while shooting the comedy adventure.
Brendan Fraser Once Got Into Trouble with Parents Over George of The Jungle
Last year, Brendan Fraser had a big and applaudable comeback with Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. The actor even received a 6-minute standing ovation during the Venice Film festival premiere. Moreover, Fraser is one of the nominees for this year’s academy awards. As far as it can be seen, things are going well for the 54-year-old actor. Many celebrities have recently been sharing some memorable incidents and inside stories from their film career.
Fraser also shared some while talking with The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast. He opened up about a memory related to his late 90s and early 2000s George of the Jungle. He portrayed the character of a boy (George) raised in the jungles among animals. And as such, George’s life is full of activities that might highly harmful to normal people. On top of that it is a movie that’s enjoyed by children. This poses an inevitable problem as children like to imitate what they see on screen.
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So watching one of their favorite characters jumping from one tree to another naturally made them carry out the act in real life. And this in turn posed problems for the parents. According to Fraser, the parents complained to him saying,
“Oh, man, I really loved you in George of the Jungle, it was such a great movie. I have a bone to pick with you, my kid got eight stitches.”
Sharing that, he went on to explain that while filming he crashed into “rubber trees” rather than a real one as it appeared on the screen.
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What is The Whale All About?
Darren Aronofsky’s 2022 flick The Whale is a psychological drama. And it centers around a morbidly obese English teacher’s (Charlie) life. The protagonist is played by Brendan Fraser. The plot revolves around Charlie and his desperate attempt to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter, Sadie Sink.
Since its release, the film has been receiving great critic reviews. And there has also been a fair amount of negative ones too no doubt. One of them is around the use of a body suit to give the impression of obesity. But overall The Whale is a great one and worth a watch.
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Source: Awards Chatter