We’re presently deep into Awards Season, the place the movie trade honors its greatest and most acclaimed motion pictures. All through this time Brendan Fraser has been given common acclaim and numerous trophies for his position in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. However that film has additionally garnered some backlash, particularly associated to using intensive prosthesis to remodel him into protagonist Charlie. And now Fraser has reacted to the criticism coming for The Whale, addressing these issues head on.
In The Whale, Brendan Fraser performs a morbidly overweight character named Charlie. He went by means of a ton of prosthesis with a view to remodel into the position, and precisely depict the best way his character would transfer. These concerned within the movie additionally labored with the Weight problems Motion Coalition to verify the story was instructed with respect. Fraser not too long ago spoke to the LA Instances in regards to the backlash to his casting as Charlie, saying:
There you’ve gotten it. Whereas Brendan Fraser appears to respect those that take umbrage with The Whale, he doesn’t share these issues. And that is seemingly attributable to how a lot care was taken with the portrayal of Charlie for these concerned within the film– particularly Fraser himself. We’ll simply should see if he manages to take dwelling the Academy Award for his efficiency.
Brendan Fraser’s feedback to the LA Instances come as he’s been attending all types of Awards Season occasion for The Whale. His efficiency has been successful him quite a lot of accolades, together with a latest SAG win. And through this time he’s little question heard a few of the issues surrounding the Aranofsky film.
Maybe the largest criticism pointed at The Whale is that Darren Aronofsky didn’t forged an overweight actor to play Charlie. Imply Women star Daniel Franzese is one celeb who posed this query, stating how few characters there are for queer actors of dimension. The filmmaker maintains that they searched in all places when casting the movie, and that Fraser was the most effective man for the job. And whereas Fraser is the favourite to take dwelling the Oscar for Greatest Actor, there’s nonetheless ongoing discourse about his casting on-line.
The Whale is presently obtainable for dwelling buy on locations like Amazon, and The Oscars will air March twelfth. Within the meantime, take a look at the 2023 film launch dates to plan your subsequent film expertise.