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‘The Whale’ Star Brendan Fraser On Why His Oscar-Nominated Role Was Worth The Wait: “I Didn’t Have The Life Experience”

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“Sorry I’m a few minutes late, I’m just trying to situate my lap dog,” apologizes Brendan Fraser from his upstate New York home. “Isn’t it funny in this age of Zoom, we can’t pretend we’re not at home anymore,” he laughs.

Being home must be really nice for the actor after spending countless days on the road attending events and international premieres to promote his critically acclaimed role in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale.

In it, Fraser plays Charlie, a 600-pound writing professor trying to reconcile with his estranged daughter before it’s too late.

It’s an awards tour that allows Fraser to not only graciously accept the accolades, but also reflect on the experience of shooting this movie during the worst of the pandemic. “I’m only too glad to comport myself to all of this, but this is more than just doing a tour,” Fraser says. “Me and my castmates gave everything we had because it was a film made in Covid and we didn’t know if there was going to be a tomorrow.

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