Brendan Fraser in The Mummy franchise

Brendan Fraser Gets Real About The Physical Struggles He Experienced Near The End Of His Stint In The Mummy Franchise

Brendan Fraser has entered his Brenaissance with a bang, as the actor recently won a Critics’ Choice Award for his spectacular performance in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale. As he returns to Hollywood as a leading man, the actor has been reflective about his career and what’s brought him to this point. Among the topics he’s been discussing is the physical toll that his status an action star had on his body. With that, he even opened up about the difficulties he experienced when making the final film in the mummy franchise.

The star famously led three mummy films between 1999 and 2008, and fans still enjoy the movies, which are action-packed and have IndianaJones-esque tones. Because the movies have become somewhat classics over the years, they’ve essentially cemented Brendan Fraser as a cinematic staple for many people. But while these films are fondly remembered, they weren’t always fun for the leading man to film. During an Interview with The Telegraph, the George of the Jungle actor got honest about how hard the films were on his body, especially when he was filming Tomb of the Dragon Emperoron which he required some serious assistance:

Every morning I was putting myself together like a gladiator with muscle tape and ice packs, strapping on this Transformer-like exoskeleton just to get through the scene.

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