The Rock Shows Support For Brendan Fraser After ‘The Whale’ Screening


If there’s one man the internet universally adores, it’s Brendan Fraser. From 90s idol to wholesome human being, what’s not to love? The actor’s last role in Darren Aronofsky The whale sees Fraser portray a 600-pound social recluse who attempts to rekindle his relationship with his daughter (played by Sadie Sink) after several years of estrangement.

At the Venice Film Festival this week, The whale reportedly received a six-minute standing ovation – reducing the actor to tears. Now friend and former co-star Dwayne Johnson has shown his support.

Take a look at this really wholesome moment between Fraser and a fan during a convention appearance.

You may recall The Rock played alongside Fraser in 2001 The return of the mummy. Well, it looks like the duo have stuck together for each other’s careers. Johnson tweeted a video of the standing ovation Fraser received at the Venice Film Festival, writing that it made him “so happy” to see.

Johnson tweeted“Man it makes me so happy to see this great ovation for Brendan. He supported me walking into his mom comes back franchise for my very first role, which launched my career in Hollywood. Rooting for all your success bro and congratulations to my buddy Darren Aronofsky.

The whale is set to be released in the US on December 9, but a UK release date has yet to be confirmed. Given the standing ovation and the timing of the film’s release, we may see Fraser on the awards circuit next year.


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