Brendan Fraser is glad he’s no longer a Hollywood hottie

He seems to be at peace with himself. Brendan Fraser (54) was considered one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood in the 90s and early 2000s. Be it in George or as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy, the actor went to great lengths to look his best. After his portrayal of an overweight man in his current film “The Whale” is pleased Brendan now that you no longer have to conform to the ideal of beauty!

“I’m older now. I don’t look the same as I did then and I don’t really want to.”the 54-year-old revealed The Telegraph. The pressure at the time to always look good brought him to a point in his life “where I had to retire. And I did that.” Not having to be perfect for such an important role made the “Inkheart” actor particularly happy: “I’m glad that my work is based on an emotional reality that’s not my own life, but with which I can identify strongly .”

In order to change his appearance for the film, he had to Brendan slip into a fat suit weighing around 150 kilograms and feel what it is like “to live in the body of a man of this weight”. It made him realize how strong people who are overweight need to be physically and emotionally.

Brendan Fraser im November 2022 in New York City
Brendan Fraser as Rick O’Connell in The Mummy Returns. 2001
Brendan Fraser im September 2022