Brendan Fraser will get teary throughout ovation for ‘The Whale’

The actor Brendan Fraser acquired emotional as audiences on the Venice Movie Competition gave a six-minute standing ovation on Sunday after seeing the world premiere of his upcoming movie “The Whale,” in response to Selection and social media reviews.

Buzz has been constructing round Fraser’s efficiency in Darren Aronofsky’s drama from A24, by which Fraser donned prosthetics and make-up to play a 600-pound recluse who makes use of a wheelchair. The movie relies on Samuel D. Hunter’s play of the identical identify.

Because the credit rolled in Venice, Fraser sobbed through the ovation. Video posted on social media exhibits a teary Fraser reluctantly getting up because the viewers, on its ft, claps and cheers for his efficiency.

Fraser rose to prominence within the Nineteen Nineties as an motion and comedy heartthrob in lighthearted movies like 1992’s “Encino Man,” 1997’s “George of the Jungle” and 1999’s “The Mummy.”

Fraser quickly light from prominence to the puzzlement of some followers. In an 2018 interview with GQ, the actor stated he retreated from the highlight after he alleged former Hollywood Overseas Press Assn. President Philip Berk inappropriately touched him at an occasion in 2003. Berk apologized however admitted no wrongdoing.

“The Whale” is scheduled to be launched Dec. 9.

Instances employees author Alexandra Del Rosario contributed to this report.