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The Rock Shows Support For Brendan Fraser Following 'The Whale' Screening

The Rock Shows Support For Brendan Fraser Following 'The Whale' Screening

Dwayne Johnson is "so happy" for Brendan Fraser following Venice Film Festival standing ovation.

If there’s one man the Internet universally adores, it’s Brendan Fraser. From '90s heartthrob to all-around wholesome human being, what’s not to love? The actor's latest role in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale sees Fraser portray a 600-pound social recluse who attempts to rekindle his relationship with his daughter (played by Sadie Sink) after several years of estrangement. 

At this week’s Venice Film Festival, The Whale reportedly received a six-minute standing ovation - reducing the actor to tears. Now, friend and former co-star Dwayne Johnson has shown his support.

Take a look at this really wholesome moment between Fraser and a fan during a convention appearance.

You may recall that The Rock starred opposite Fraser in 2001’s The Mummy Returns. Well, it looks like the duo have remained supportive of one another’s careers. Johnson quote-tweeted a video of the standing ovation Fraser received at Venice Film Festival, writing that it made him “so happy” to see.

Johnson tweeted, “Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan. He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career. Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky.”

The Whale is scheduled to be released in the US on 9 December, but a UK release date is yet to be confirmed. Given the standing ovation and the timing of the film’s release, perhaps we’ll see Fraser on the awards circuit next year.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures, A24

Topics: TV And Film