After Brendan Fraser’s charges of sexual assault surfaced, he said that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) “closed ranks.”
The 53-year-old actor has accused the HPFA of ignoring his allegations that former president Philip Berk abused him in 2003.
“I knew they would close ranks,” Brendan told GQ’s December edition, “I knew they would push the can down the road,” and “I knew that I surely had no future with the system as it was.”
Even if he is unsure if his role in Darren Aronofsky’s film The Whale will offer him “redemption,” the star of “The Mummy” has returned to the spotlight.
According to Brendan: “I’m not sure if this will provide me with major redemption. “I’m satisfied with my accomplishments, and that’s all that matters to me.
It will endure long after I’m gone. That’s a good thing, by the way. The rest, however, is probably less critical.
It will endure as well, however… I guess I should just make the most of this moment in time.”
Though “The Whale” has been predicted to do well in the upcoming awards season, Fraser has stated that he will not be attending the Golden Globes if nominated, as the HFPA is in charge of the event’s production.
What he actually stated was: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is an organization with which I am more familiar than I am fond of. “I’m not going to take part in it,” she said.
Brendan plays a 600-pound writing instructor named Charlie who is yearning to connect with his daughter before he dies, and the star described the role as the most “physical” of his career.
He remarked, “I’ve been beaten up and knocked down and set on fire and thrown against walls, and that’s OK. That was okay. I liked that. I had fun. Yeah, it put some chips in the paint, but I’m still here, damn it. But this was probably the most heroic character I’ve ever played.”