Fans gush over Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh as they REUNITE 14 years after starring together in 'The Mummy'
Brendan, 53, and Michelle, 60, shared a warm embrace as they stumbled upon each other at the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards
ONTARIO, CANADA: Fans gushed over Brendan Fraser and Michelle Yeoh after they had a reunion Sunday night, September 11, 14 years after they starred together in 'The Mummy: Tomb for the Dragon Emperor.'
Brendan, 53, and Michelle, 60, shared a warm embrace as they stumbled upon each other at the Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards. It's worth noting that 'Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' was the third film in The Mummy franchise, with Brendan playing the protagonist Rick O'Connell and Michelle playing a sorceress named Zi Yuan. The duo posed for a picture together at the awards ceremony, where they both received accolades.
Fans of Brendan and Michelle gushed at their heartwarming reunion.
"Gaze upon a24 darlings Brendan Fraser & Michelle Yeoh being ADORABLE. I’m crying," film critic Courtney Howard tweeted.
"Y’all don’t understand the impact this photograph alone has on me and probably everyone. #TIFF22 #michelleyeoh #brendanfraser," another fan wrote.
"Michelle Yeoh and Brendan Fraser deserve everything," someone else added.
"You see Michelle Yeoh and Brendan Fraser, I see the next Academy Award Best Actress and the next Academy Award Best Actor," another gushed.
Gaze upon a24 darlings Brendan Fraser & Michelle Yeoh being ADORABLE. I’m crying. pic.twitter.com/iTtYPYdosO— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) September 12, 2022
Michelle Yeoh and Brendan Fraser deserve everything 💛 pic.twitter.com/FlRZQF1k9X— Okiro (@TheFirstOkiro) September 12, 2022
The actors have notably generated quite the buzz for their recent performances. Michelle was awarded the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker accolade for her role in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once'.
Brendan, who was awarded for his performance in the Darren Aronofsky-directed motion picture 'The Whale', appears to be making a full-fledged career comeback. His pathbreaking performance as a morbidly-obese teacher named Charlie in the drama has garnered widespread acclaim and he even received a standing ovation following the film's premiere at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month.
The actor said on Sunday that his confidence was sky high in light of the glowing reviews he's received for his role in the upcoming movie. "So often, I have just felt like a working actor who was glad to have a job: 'What do you got? I’ll do it,'" he said, as quoted by the Toronto Star, "And that’s a different guy than who I am right now." He added, "In recent years, when I was a bit more reticent to step forward - have a life with kids and an oldest son with special needs, another kid who’s going to be a senior now and another one who is [learning] to drive and he’s picking up guitar - I think it just gave me a sense of purpose that I don’t know that I would have appreciated as a younger man."
Brendan was overwhelmed with the love and recognition he received while accepting the TIFF Tribute Award for Performance presented by IMDbPro. "Wow, this is new for me because normally I am the guy at the podium who hands these things out," Fraser said. "I think that the last time I waited to hear my name called out loud to receive an award was in grade 4 and it was from the peewee bowling league."
The veteran Hollywood actor, who underwent a major physical transformation to play a 600-lb man in the film, has collected multiple awards for the role. 'The Whale' reportedly premieres December 9 in theaters, People reported.