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Brendan Fraser cries during pre-Oscars awards speech

Actor Brendan Fraser was the big winner of the Best Actor category at the Critic’s Choice Awards, which took place on Sunday (15), in Los Angeles, in the United States. Recognition came for her performance in the film “The Whale”, by director Darren Aronofsky, known for “Black Swan” and “Mother!”.

Fraser did not hold back the tears in his speech and thanked the director:

“Darren Aronofsky, I was out in the desert and probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you found me. And like all the best directors, you just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.”

The actor also left a message for those who identify with his character in the film, which is about an English teacher who puts on more than 200 kilos after the death of his boyfriend.

“If you, like the Charlie I played in this film, struggle with obesity in any way or just feel like you’re in a dark place, I want you to know that you too can have the strength to just step up and step into the light. . Good things will happen,” he said.

The film’s release date has yet to be announced. In Brazil, it will be released by California Films.

Applauded for six minutes

In the latter half of last year, Brendan received a six-minute standing ovation after the film’s screening at the Venice Film Festival. The “The Mummy” star is being tipped as a serious Oscar contender for his portrayal in the drama. According to Variety, Fraser donned a prosthetic suit to play Charlie and told reporters about the role’s challenges, including having to “learn to move in a new way”: “I’ve built muscles I didn’t know I had,” said Fraser.

Source: CNN Brasil

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