Speaking at the press conference, Brendan says “Charlie is the most heroic man I have ever played. His superpower is to seek the good in others & bring that out in them. And in that process, he’s on his journey of salvation.”
he told “learn how to move in a new way” in order to play his character Charlie, who weighs 600 lbs.
“I developed muscles I did not know I had,” Fraser told journalists at a press conference in Venice on Sunday, ahead of the movie’s world premiere.
“I even felt a sense of vertigo at the end of the day when all the appliances were removed; it was like stepping off the dock onto a boat in Venice. That [sense of] undulating. It gave me an appreciation for those whose bodies are similar. You need to be an incredibly strong person, mentally and physically, to inhabit that physical being.”
The Whale is directed by Darren Aronofsky, from a screenplay written by Samuel D. Hunter. The film follows, “A 600-pound (272 kg) middle-aged man named Charlie tries to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter. The two grew apart after Charlie abandoned his family for his gay lover, who later died. Charlie then went on to binge eat out of pain and guilt.”
The film stars Brendan Fraser as Charlie, Sadie Sink as Ellie, Hong Chau as Liz, Samantha Morton as Mary, Ty Simpkins as Thomas, and Sathya Sridharan.
The Whale will hit theaters on December 9, 2022.
Source: Discussing Film