For his most recent performance in The Whale, actor Brendan Fraser received innumerable plaudits and a six-minute standing ovation at the Venice International Film Festival. Now how do you top it all off after that? A bit difficult if you ask us. And due to personal circumstances, Fraser had to step away from the spotlight for a while, but it’s clear that both his fans and his peers have missed him.
Thinking of the Possibilities
He said emphatically that he isn’t accustomed to the acclaim that has been showered upon him. He noted upon winning his TIFF Tribute Award, “”Apart from being a part of some impressive and talented ensemble casts, I think the last time that I waited to hear my name called aloud to receive an award was in grade four, and it was from the peewee bowling league.”
Fraser has a lot riding on the next movies Brothers, Killers of the Flower Moon, and the continuation of Doom Patrol. Fans have been clamoring for him to reprise Rick O’Connell’s role as the cunning and dashing protagonist of The Mummy series, and lo and behold, he’s not opposed to the notion.
Immediately On Board
Fraser expressed his eagerness to return to that world in an interview with Deadline, although he was unaware of any intentions to bring The Mummy back given the failure of the reboot. Yes, the one that Alex Kurtzman directed and afterwards described as “probably the biggest failure of (his) life.”
Fraser said, “Gosh, I don’t know any juicy details about it. “But it’s kind of an open-ended question for some time now. I’m not opposed to it. I don’t know an actor that doesn’t want a job. I don’t think I’ve been this famous and unsalaried at the same time in my professional life, so sign me up.”
The actor is aware that his career is on the verge of collapse given the quick success he has had. At the ripe old age of 54, I should be doing something I care about, but I don’t really have any concrete plans for what I want to do next, said Fraser. “I’m starting to feel that there really is a sense of permanency in what we do. It really can reach people in a way that can change how they see the world.”