Actor Brendan Fraser, who most recently donned a fat suit for his role in “The Whale,” revealed during a recent interview just how far he had gone in the past to physically prepare for a part in a movie.
Fraser, speaking with actor and comedian Adam Sandler for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, said that his diet before and during filming for his 1997 comedy “George of the Jungle” was so severe that he was always hungry — and that he had once physically attacked an ATM because he couldn’t remember his PIN number to withdraw cash.
“You went on to do so many — you went on, first of all, to leave ‘Airheads’ and then get very jacked for George of the Jungle,’” Sandler said, complaining that Fraser looked so good in that movie that he made his “Airheads” cast mates — Sandler and Steve Buscemi — look like slobs by comparison.
“I was disappointed in how good you looked in that. You weren’t supposed to do that to us,” he said with a smile. “You were supposed to remain like … a human.”
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Fraser, laughing, quipped, “The wardrobe was that there was no wardrobe. George eats bananas and swings around all day and he wears a…