Brendan Fraser reveals Dwayne Johnson was 'just a piece of tape on a stick' in 'The Mummy Returns'

Brendan Fraser reveals Dwayne Johnson was 'just a piece of tape on a stick' in 'The Mummy Returns'
A still of Dwayne Johnson in 'The Mummy Returns' and a still of Brendan Fraser in 'The Mummy Returns' (IMDb)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: During his recent promotion for 'The Whale', Brendan Fraser recalled some of the iconic movies from his splendid filmography and shared some behind-the-scenes secrets. Reminiscing about 'The Mummy' franchise, Fraser reflected on his working experience with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and revealed he worked with just a stick as the scenes with Johnson's character were heavily CGI'd, owing to the character being a hybrid of a human and a scorpion.

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Fraser played the charming adventurer Richard "Rick" O’Connell in three 'The Mummy' movies - The OG 'Mummy', 'The Mummy Returns' and 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor'. He recently received a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor for his performance in 'The Whale'.

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Brendon Fraser discussing his previous films at The Drew Barrymore Show (The Drew Barrymore Show)
Brendon Fraser discussing his previous films at The Drew Barrymore Show (The Drew Barrymore Show)

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In his recent appearance at 'The Drew Barrymore Show', Fraser also opened up about several of his previous films, including 'Enchino Man', 'George of the Jungle' and 'The Mummy'. While dishing on 'The Mummy' franchise, Fraser recalled being unclear about the movie's genre, considering it was a combination of horror, comedy, action, romance, and epic. The team ended up letting the audience decide. Eventually, the film would receive rave reviews and cult status among the audience. "I guess they liked it," Fraser quipped.

Fraser also spoke about the green screen technology used in the films. He claimed he has gotten "really good" at acting with CGI, "because in 'The Mummy Returns', Dwayne the Rock Johnson was just a piece of tape on a stick," as Barrymore struggled to contain her laughter.

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'The Mummy Returns' was released in 2001 and is the second installment of the Mummy franchise. This film introduced the Scorpion King, played by Dwayne Johnson, that would lead to the spin-off 'The Scorpoin King' that was released in 2002.

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'The Whale' starring Brendan Fraser and Sadie Sink is now running in theatres.

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