Heartwarming Exchange Between Brendan Fraser and a Fan Goes Viral
You probably know Brendan Fraser from a hit film he did in the ‘90s. From Airheads, to George of the Jungle, The Mummy and more, he had such charisma to him in every piece of work he did. Everyone loved him—his charm, his wit…he was certainly one of the most popular actors during the time period. That is, until about 2003 when he disappeared.
Okay, so he didn’t actually vanish into thin air, but he totally stopped acting and we hadn’t really heard much about him. When he finally did return, there was a huge change to him. He just seemed so much less cheery and bright—nothing at all like he was way back when.
As it turns out, there’s a good reason for the change. Apparently, he had spent seven years in and out of hospitals after various injuries he got from performing his own stunts. “By the time I did the third Mummy picture in China, I was put together with tape and ice. I was building an exoskeleton for myself daily,” he told GQ. He had dozens of surgeries, on so many different areas of his body—his spine, knees, vocal chords, etc.
And that’s not all. In that time, he also went through a divorce, lost a family member he was close to, and was the victim of sexual assault. It was in 2003 at an HFPA luncheon when the former HFPA president Philip pinched Brendan on his behind instead of shaking his hand—he claimed it was a “joke,” but it affected Brendan immensely, “I felt like a little kid. I felt like there was a ball in my throat. I thought I was going to cry.”
It’s no wonder he isn’t the same person as he used to be! He fell into a deep depression. However, in a recent interview with Lindley, a cosplayer and actress with nearly 74K followers on TikTok, she told him that his fans were always rooting for hm. “You got this! Just know that the internet is so behind you, we’re so supportive,” she told him. “There’s so many people out there who love you and we’re rooting for you and we can’t wait to see what you do next.”
He was clearly touched and emotional by the words! See for yourself his reaction in the video below.
@littlelottiecosplay “Shucks, ma’am!” Adding to the Brendan love from earlier today. #brendanfraser #themummy #mummytok #rickoconnell ♬ A-O-K – Tai Verdes
Later, he explained that he had no idea his fans had his back like that. “I just wasn’t aware that there’s that much support,” hehad said. “I appreciate it very, very much.”
Aww, Brendan! We can’t wait to see him back on screen. Did you notice that he took an acting hiatus?