The actor recounted an occasion of reminiscence loss after being “starved of carbohydrates”
Brendan Fraser could have barely overcommitted to his main position in the 1997 movie George of the Jungle. During a current interview with Adam Sandler for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” collection, the actor revealed that he skilled non permanent reminiscence loss attributable to the strict dietary restrictions he adhered to in preparation for the position.
“I used to be waxed, greased, starved of carbohydrates,” Fraser stated. “I might drive dwelling after work and cease to get one thing to eat. I wanted some money in the future, and I went to the ATM, and I couldn’t keep in mind my PIN quantity as a result of my mind was misfiring. Banging on the factor. I didn’t eat that night time.”
The movie, which required Fraser to be shirtless and oiled up for basically its total runtime, sparked envy amongst some viewers, regardless of the grueling impact it had on his personal well being. “You weren’t supposed to try this to us,” Sandler joked. “You did proper by the character. But you probably did unsuitable by us, man. You made us really feel unhealthy about ourselves.”
Fraser beforehand revealed that he had sustained a number of accidents over the years whereas performing stunts on movie units. “I imagine I in all probability was making an attempt too onerous, in a manner that’s damaging,” he stated in a 2018 interview with GQ. At the time, he shared that he had spent almost seven years rotating out and in of hospitals for therapies that included work on his again, a partial knee alternative, vocal twine restore, and bolting collectively compressed spinal pads.