“I need bigger and greater challenges”: Brendan Fraser Still Doesn’t Believes He’s Back in Hollywood, Feels He’s a Fraud Who Needs to Prove Himself After Disappearing for Years

“I need bigger and greater challenges”: Brendan Fraser Still Doesn’t Believes He’s Back in Hollywood, Feels He’s a Fraud Who Needs to Prove Himself After Disappearing for Years
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With the era of Brennesaince that Brendan Fraser seemed to bring with him to Hollywood, fans around the world have been ecstatic about the actor’s comeback. Although the people loved Fraser’s latest project The Whale, the actor doesn’t believe that he is truly…back.

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The Mummy actor admitted that it all seems unreal and that he will snap out of it soon. Brendan Fraser admitted that he feels lacking something and that he needs to prove himself to Hollywood that he is not a fraud but a true actor from the 90s.

Brendan Fraser in The Whale (2022).
Brendan Fraser in The Whale (2022).

Brendan Fraser Calls Himself a Fraud

Following critical acclaim and numerous award nominations for The Whale, Brendan Fraser’s fame skyrocketed to new heights. With the era of Fraser’s return to the big screens, the actor feels like an imposter sitting on the interview chair.

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Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle.
Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle.

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In an interview, the George of the Jungle actor revealed that he will never be as comfortable with Hollywood as he was during the 1990s. Recalling a time when people loved Brendan Fraser, the actor fears that someone will just burst open the door and tell him that he’s a fraud.

“I can’t get rid of the feeling that someone’s gonna walk in the room and tell me that I’m a fraud, or that I have impostor syndrome. They’re gonna hand me a dish-towel and I’ll have to go get back to work. But I hope I never lose that. In a way. Because I’m still not done proving myself yet. And to do that, I need bigger and greater challenges.”

As hurtful as these statements sound, the Canadian-American actor states in a positive way that he should be given greater challenges for future roles so that he may prove to the world that he is indeed not a fraud but a true veteran actor lost in time. Following the loss of his acting career in Hollywood in recent years, several projects have been lined up for the actor including…a Martin Scorsese movie.

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Brendan Fraser Enters The Golden Age of His Career

Brendan Fraser and Darren Aronofsky
Brendan Fraser and Darren Aronofsky.

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Along with the actor, the director Darren Aronofsky also sat beside Brendan Fraser. As per reports, The Whale actor has been selected for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming period drama titled Killers Of The Flower Moon. The interviewer asked whether Fraser was in the golden age of his career and if Fraser was too modest to admit it.

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“The golden period hasn’t started. We’re moving from copper to silver right now.” said director Darren Aronofsky. As for Brendan Fraser, the actor hasn’t kept his hopes up but quietly stated that “The promise is exciting.”

With a strong rating of 7.9/10 on IMDB, The Whale was one of the most well-received Hollywood comebacks for a long time. Being an A24 production, The Whale is available to buy on Apple TV+.

Source: NME

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Written by Visarg Acharya

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Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.