The Whale, at the Venice Film Festival yesterday.The movie, in which Fraser plays an obese, 600lb, gay man seeking to reconnect with his daughter, went down well with its audience.
In fact, they gave it a six-minute standing ovation at the Sala Grande.Related: Brendan Fraser to play a 600lb, gay recluse in new movie, The WhaleFraser and director Darren Aronofsky were in attendance for the screening and took the stage.
Variety says Fraser “sobbed throughout the six-minute standing ovation.”An emotional Brendan Fraser during the 6 minute standing ovation for The Whale at the 79th Venice Film Festival.pic.twitter.com/bTzXPBOCQx— Madman Films (@MadmanFilms) September 4, 2022The Whale is based on a 2012 play of the same name by Samuel D.
Hunter. Stranger Things star Sadie Sink plays the part of Fraser’s 17-year-old daughter. Hong Chau, Samantha Morton and Ty Simpkins also have roles.Fraser, 53, shot to fame in the 1990s in movies such as George of The Jungle and The Mummy.