The Whale

I caught a clip on TV where they were talking about the transformation of the actor Brendan Fraser had to go through to play his role in his Oscar winning role as a morbidly obese teacher in the film.

Teacher writing on the board at front of classroom. Photo by Pixabay on

Brendan Fraser ended up taking home the Best Actor award for his performance in the film. 

This film caused some backlash due to the depiction of obesity. Fraser, who transformed into a 600-pound man for the role by carrying between 50 & 300 extra pounds per scene.


When they first started the process of transforming Fraser for the role, it took around 6 hours to do all the prosthetics, and make-up, but later on it was possible to get him ready in about 4 hours.

All I can say is, I wouldn’t have wanted to be wearing all that!! If you’re curious & want to see the film, it’s available to rent on Prime Video

The link above is an Amazon Aff link, so I may earn a small amount if you make a purchase. Thankyou.


Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.