“I ran into Brendan and I felt something”: Aronofsky took 10 years to find the perfect actor for ‘The Whale’

Darren Aronofsky’s tape has been making noise for months. Now, finally, it comes to Spanish cinemas. Starting January 27 on the big screen.

The Whale It has been garnering good reviews since it was screened at the Venice International Film Festival in September 2022. It escapes no one that the film directed by Darren Aronofsky has marked a before and after in the career of Brendan Fraser, now turned into one of Hollywood’s most beloved stars. Well, after months of waiting, it is finally released in Spanish cinemas. You can enjoy it on the big screen from the January 27th.

I’ve been delaying this movie for 10 years because I couldn’t decide on the cast. And then I ran into Brendan. The light bulb went on immediately and I felt something”, says Aronofsky in this interview that you can enjoy at SensaCinema in exclusive. The video, on these lines.

The director was unable to decide on the actor who was going to play Charlie, the morbidly obese professor of English literature who remains withdrawn from society. The inspiration came while he was watching a trailer for Journey to the End of the Night (2006), an independent film starring Fraser that gave Aronofsky a light bulb. And it changed his life.

He had everything he was looking for on paper. She knew that she would have to give it all

The actor has already stated on multiple occasions that Aronofsky’s call was like “a lighthouse in a dark sea”. “He sees the good in people. He is capable of taking it out if they let him,” Fraser continues in the exclusive report. He said it publicly during the acceptance speech at the Critics Choice Awards, where he won the Best Actor statuette. “I was in the desert and I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs, but you found me. You just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be,” he declared.


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Around him, they are all flattery. Sadie Sink plays her daughter in the film, and she was very impressed with the good character of her co-star. “I was amazed with Brendan. He is a very patient and kind person. I think that this charm, that love of Charlie, we also see in Brendan,” says the actress.

For everyone who has seen it, The Whale It’s a heartbreaking story you can’t take your eyes off. In real life, it feels like Fraser is experiencing his own particular renaissance, also emotionally charged. “Being a part of this film is very exciting, because a story like this has never been told like this. With such honesty, empathy and compassion. I hope this film moves and makes viewers think“, he assures in the exclusive.