Daniel Franzese says Brendan Fraser is a “cute” actor, but doesn’t understand why the upcoming movieWhale did not choose to cast a bigger gay actor in the lead role of Fraser .
With people While talking , Mean Girls and watching star says he’s on 400 Darren Aronofsky A24 felt conflicted by the actors in the film, based on Samuel D. Hunter’s 2012 play of the same name, about The story of a gay man trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter. Franzes says like and happy for Mummy and Flower Killer Moon star, whose performance has been described as his big-screen comeback. Still, the actor and comedian said he was “contradictory.”
“I love Brendan Fraser, [so] I’m conflicted. Seeing him so humbly getting up and having that moment in Venice, I’m for him So happy. He’s a lovely guy. It’s great,” he said. “But why? Why go there and play in a fat suit 400-lb. Queer?”
Franzes points out that there have been fewer characters written for both queer actors and Hollywood’s bigger builders without having to contend with straight male actors in bodysuits. Creative, career-affecting roles.
“Finally getting a chance to star in a well-known film that might be nominated for an award, where is the story of people like us? That’s the dream,” he told the magazine. “So when they go and pick people like Brendan Fraser over and over again, me and the other big queers, we’re like, ‘What…?'”
Glow and Recovery Road The cast goes on Point out that this is the kind of character he would “like” to read if given the chance. “Who knows fat queer than fat queer?” he said. “But I think you can go ahead and put on the fat suit and do what you’re supposed to do and get the Oscar. We’ll just sit here and wait.”
Franzer S also touched on why he doesn’t think queer actors have historically played queer characters on screen, noting that people’s concerns about the acceptance of gay representation in narratives in international markets can be compounded by the fact that the actors themselves are gay.
“The biggest problem we have in this industry right now is that if we’re really queer, people like me and my colleagues can’t really sell movies overseas, Because the world is homophobic,” he said. “Even if America is ready for such gay people, it will be difficult for them to sell the film overseas, so they are scared.”
He added: “Adventurers and true trailblazers allow us to hone our roles as actors in these roles, so we can also have the opportunity to have a full career in Hollywood.”
In an interview with in August by Vanity Fair , Fraser noted, after putting on that fat suit, “I quickly understood that to be that person, it takes a very strong person to be that person. It seemed fitting and rich to me. Poetic and practical.”
He also shared Whale Director Aronofsky Tell him about the decision to cast him in the role. “He said he wanted an actor reintroduction,” Fraser explained. “And I wanted to be reintroduced.”
Aronofsky’s search for someone to play the role was a decade-long effort, from Aronofsky’s first look at Hunter’s play start. According to the magazine, while Hunt was writing the script for the film, Aronofsky was working on the “heavy” process of finding actors the director believed could provide “star power and authenticity.”
“I thought about every movie star playing Charlie, but it never made sense or Click,” Aronofsky said.
The Hollywood Reporter has contacted Fraser and Aronofs Representatives of Kiev sought comments.