The moment I heard Brendan Fraser was going to be at GalaxyCon, I knew I had to attend his panel. If you’re a child of the ’90s, like myself, you grew up watching his movies. From Encino Man, Airheads, Blast From The Past, With Honors, George of the Jungle, The Mummy series and more.
You could feel the love and support from everyone attending the panel. He’s beloved by those young and old. His Q&A panel was filled with questions fans reminiscing on their favorite childhood movies, questions about his career and current projects.
Highlights from the panel:
Brendan talks about his character in ‘The Whale’ and more:
“I can attest that this project was made by artisans in each and every category. That it takes to make a film and the costume wardrobe itself, in my view, is standalone art that should belong in the Tate Modern in London, England. It’s that perfect and beautiful, so there’s a great deal of care that went into creating this character. I learned that you need to be very very strong to inhabit that body and there’s something poetic about that. I believe the same stands for people who do inhabit that body they’re very strong people. I know that it’s an effort. I know that there will be those who don’t support this project or this film without seeing it, and I implore you to because it is a story for everyone.”
Watch the video below for more:
Fan: “You’re a national treasure and this world is brighter and happier overall for having you and your art in it. I just want to say, thank you.”
Fan: “So we got to see your dancing skills in films like Blast From The Past and Mrs. Winterbourne. I happen to love Dancing with the Stars and I love you. Would you ever consider doing Dancing with the Stars? Brendan: “NO!” [Everyone breaks out in laughter]
Fan: “What is it like being an iconic part of people’s childhoods?” Brendan: “I’m glad to be remembered. I’m hopeful that it’s a time that they remember with fondness. It’s a rare privilege to be a part of a project like that, Movies don’t always land, score or win. Sometimes they do. We didn’t know what kind of movie we were making in The Mummy. We started it. We didn’t know if it was a drama, a comedy, a straight-ahead action movie, a horror movie, all of the above. I don’t think Stephen Sommers knew either, but we didn’t care. We were just there running around the desert trying to get this done. I’m glad everyone liked it as much as I understand you did. Thanks.”
Brendan on his character in Batgirl (that’s now canceled):
“If ever there was a city that was perfectly cast to beat Gotham, it’s Glasgow. This beautiful, gorgeous decay – you know, it’s Batman land.”
“Ted Carson is the character’s name. It’s misprinted in the media, I‘ve noticed this. It’s a new day. It’s a new character. He’s quite cross. He’s a veteran whose benefits have been cut, so he wants to burn Gotham to the ground. And luckily, Batgirl and Batman are there to stop him. Or are they?”
Brendan on Sadie Sink’s performance in ‘The Whale‘: “Sadie Sink is wonderful in this film. Let me tell you. I got lost in her performance, and I was captivated by the fierce beauty that she plays this character with. I can’t wait for you guys to see her in this. She was always getting the gold star and winning the game ball every day. She’s the consummate professional and really really sweet young woman with a big future ahead of her. I’m so excited for her.”
Fan: “I like your movie [The Mummy] better than Tom Cruise’s.” You can see Brendan’s reaction below. Priceless.