Brendan Fraser told why he didn’t talk to Dwayne Johnson on the set of “The Mummy Returns”.
Fraser explained that most of the scenes with Johnson were computer-generated, as he appears near the end of the blockbuster, and that the pair did not meet on set.
The actor discussed the film in a conversation with Drew Barrymore on “The Drew Barrymore Show,” where Barrymore said, “If I had to play with a tennis ball, I would fail miserably.”
“I’m really good at this. [Do you know why? Because in “The Mummy Returns,” Dwayne Johnson was just a piece of duct tape on a stick,” Fraser replied.
In 2002, Johnson starred in his own spin-off “The Mummy” in the movie “The Scorpion King”.
Meanwhile, Brendan Fraser recently won the award for Best Actor at the Critics Choice Awards for his role in the movie “The Whale.”
“It was Herman Melville who once wrote: “There are only five critics in America… the rest are asleep,” Fraser began in his acceptance speech. “I don’t know what that means either, but I’m really glad you woke up because of me.
“This movie “The Whale” is about love. It’s about redemption. It’s about finding light in a dark place. And I’m so lucky to have worked with an incredible troupe that includes Hong Chau, who should have her own movie based on every character she’s ever played.”
He added: “I was in the desert. And I probably should have left a trail of bread crumbs. But you found me. Like all the best directors, you just showed me where to go to get to where I need to be.
“If you— like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie —are struggling with obesity in any way or just feel like you’re in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength too, just get on your feet and go to the light, and good things will happen things.”