Brendan Fraser has said that people have been saying his name wrong for years.
The Mummy star made the revelation during a recent chat with Adam Sandler for Variety’s Actors on Actors series.
In the video, Sandler says: “When I first met Brendan Fraser… That’s your full name, right? Brendan Fraser?” pronouncing his surname like the TV show Frasier.
Fraser, who is being touted for an Oscar for his performance in The Whale, confirmed: “It’s Fraser,” saying it like laser or taser.
The George of the Jungle star then joked: “You shave with a razor, you should try standing closer to it.”
Later during the sit down chat about their respective careers, Sandler again mispronounced Fraser’s surname with the later jokingly making a razor motion.
Fraser then said: “Ok. F*** it. No one’s ever gotten my name right.”
The Whale marks Fraser’s return to leading a film after many years away from the spotlight after alledging that he had been sexually assaulted by Philip Berk the then-president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Fraser also contended with a number of mental and physical health issues depression, a knee replacement and a laminectomy.
Originally rising to fame in the early 1990’s in a variety of roles including the comedy Airheads, the drama School Ties and the horror movie The Passion of Darkly Moon.
Fraser then became world renowned for his performances in action-adventure films such as The Mummy and it sequels, George of the Jungle and Looney Tunes: Back in Action.
Since his purported comeback following his casting in miniseries Trust, Fraser has landed roles in the ensemble crime thriller No Sudden Move alongisde Don Cheadle and Benicio del Toro, Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Killers of the Flower Moon and the unreleased Batgirl movie where he was set to play the villainous Firefly.
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