Brendan Fraser chokes up on learning how fans root for him in moving video: 'Too pure'
'This man went through hell for nothing he did wrong and didn't let himself become a bitter man,' a fan said, referring to Brendan Fraser
Silverscreen action-adventure hero of yesteryear Brendan Fraser has joined the casts of Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’. It is a crime drama, based on the bestselling book of the same name by David Grann. Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the film follows the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, reportedly a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
As per Deadline, the film has been scripted by Eric Roth. It’s being produced by Scorsese for Apple Studios and Imperative Entertainment, Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas for Imperative, and DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions.
In a new clip that has gone viral, the star of ‘The Mummy’ franchise was seen talking about the film. After he informs the interviewer that he would be working with the aforementioned stars in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’, she congratulates Fraser, telling him that she was excited for him. Fraser then tells her that he was feeling a little sick, a “little anxious”. To that, the interviewer tells him that the internet was full of support and love for him and that everyone was rooting for him. Fraser then has a sip of water, gives a thumbs-up, and says, “Shucks, ma’am”.
The interview was conducted by Lindley Key, an actor, singer, podcaster, and cosplayer. Key shared the exchange on her Instagram, writing, “THE MUMMY has been such a huge part of my life, so being able to meet Brendan Fraser is a memory I will treasure forever. And if anyone needs proof that this man is the purest of souls, here it is! He came ready with a rose, a hat-change, and as soon as he saw what I was wearing, he said ‘Evie, the years have been good to you!’ Just the sweetest man, and pardon my awkwardness, but I wanted to let him know how much the internet loves him, in case he was not already aware.”
The clip was also shared on Twitter by a user who wrote, “Seeing Brendan get choked up after being told that everyone online is behind him and excited for his new project I’m—” followed by a bunch of crying emojis.
Seeing Brendan get choked up after being told that everyone online is behind him and excited for his new project I’m— 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/xdVFvavGJr— find the afterlife (@spacesoulmates) August 9, 2021
This clip earned Fraser more love online. One Twitter user said, “Fraser is just one of those guys whose been through the ringer... started out as no one, then became one of the most in-demand, then hit rock bottom again... Glad to see his star shining again, some of his movies are just underappreciated classics.” Another person tweeted, “This man went through hell for nothing he did wrong and didn't let himself become a bitter man. Glad to see him getting work and kudos.”
“Brendan Fraser is too pure for this world. Dude deserves all the success he’s had recently,” tweeted a fan. “I unironically love Brendan Fraser. I really don't think he ever got the credit he deserved as an actor and hope to see him more soon,” wrote another fan.
Fraser is just one of those guys whose been through the ringer... started out as no one, then became one of the most in demand, then hit rock bottom again... Glad to see his star shining again, some of his movies are just underappreciated classics.— Kevin Hood (@Khood26) August 9, 2021
This man went through hell for nothing he did wrong and didn't let himself become a bitter man.— Whore (@ChickenRiceFan_) August 10, 2021
Glad to see him getting work and kudos. https://t.co/FR4pUNtYh5
Brendan Fraser is too pure for this world. Dude deserves all the success he’s had recently. https://t.co/qLvPHF9fBs— Ryanthethirteenth (@Ryanthethirtee1) August 10, 2021
I unironically love Brendan Fraser. I really don't think he ever got the credit he deserved as an actor and hope to see him more soon. https://t.co/MKEQ3mmuOJ— Social Dorker (@Frenchie89) August 9, 2021
In 2018, Fraser in a GQ interview made sexual assault allegations against an ex-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He said Philip Berk assaulted him at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the summer of 2003. “His left hand reaches around, grabs my ass cheek, and one of his fingers touches me in the taint. And he starts moving it around,” the actor said.
Fraser said, “I felt ill. I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.” He then allegedly rushed out of the room and went home, where he told his then-wife what had happened. “I felt like someone had thrown invisible paint on me,” he said.
Following this, Fraser said, “I became depressed.” He said that he started telling himself he deserved what had happened to him: “I was blaming myself and I was miserable -- because I was saying, ‘This is nothing; this guy reached around and he copped a feel.’ That summer wore on—and I can't remember what I went on to work on next.” The experience, he said, “made me retreat. It made me feel reclusive.”