Brendan Fraser Recalls a Scene He Filmed that Made Him Rethink His Entire Career

Brendan Fraser Career

Brendan Fraser revealed one of the strangest scene he filmed, which made him rethink his career. In a podcast for The Hollywood Reporter with actors Austin Butler, Colin Farrell, and Adam Sandler, the American-Canadian discussed a scene he filmed that made him rethink his entire career.

The incident occurred in, Furry Vengeance, the critically panned movie from 2010, in which he was attacked by a bear while sitting on a portable toilet and ended up upside down with various chemicals flowing down his face. The actor questioned the direction of his acting and performing career because it was a challenging moment to understand.

I think it was the night that I was shooting a scene wherein I was being mauled by a bear, and I was in a Porta Potty, and the Porta Potty got inverted, and I was on my head, and all this Gatorade and stuff dropped on my head that made me have a conversation with myself: ‘Is this worth it?

Maybe I should reprioritize myself and stop working with animals.’ Look, I stepped back for a number of reasons. I had some chips and dings in the paint [injuries], and the business had changed a lot, too. I had to grow back into it and get back the real hunger that I had to tell stories.

Brendan Fraser took a break from acting due to personal loss. He returned to acting with Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale,” where he played a 600-pound man. The role earned him critical acclaim and award recognition. Soon, the American actor will be seen in the new film by Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Jesse Plemons.