Brendan Fraser loves his costar Sadie Sink’s performance. The actor recently recalled at his career in a video for GQ, and while discussing his latest movie The Whale. The praised scene partner Sink, 20, who plays his daughter in the drama. Fraser shared, “The fluidity that Sadie plays, this beautiful, controlled rage, was breathtaking to me.” The actor added, “I was constantly going up on my lines. And that’s just because I have cobwebs upstairs and I was wearing a lot of gear, but also because I was just slack-jawed.”
Brendan added, “I’m not joking.” “Watching her work, she won the game ball every day we worked, I’m telling you,” he said. Fraser also applauded his cast mate Hong Chau for her “authenticity.” He said she “makes everyone better around her. She elevates the material for how personal she makes it. There’s some sort of alchemy going on in her process that makes you believe everything she does or says. It’s astonishing.”
Previously, Sink shared with People about how she’s beginning to feel “a lot more empowered” in her career. “I’m proud of how much more comfortable I’ve become not only in my personal life but also in my professional life,” the Stranger Things star said. “I think I was really timid when I first started out because everything was really new and scary, so it’s been nice as I grow up to not be as timid. I think I can speak my mind a little bit more.”
The actress explained she learned to “work through” her nerves: “You just have to keep pushing forward and then eventually be like, ‘Why was I so worked up?’ I feel like I’ve relaxed a little bit.” Directed by The Wrestler and Black Swan filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, The Whale is about a reclusive man, played by Brendan Fraser, who tries to repair his relationship with his estranged teen daughter, played by Sadie Sink.
Alongside Brendan Fraser, The Whale cast also include Stranger Things star Sadie Sink as Charlie’s daughter Ellie, Hong Chau (Downsizing) as Charlie’s nurse and companion Liz, Ty Simpkins (Iron Man 3) as Mormon missionary Thomas, and Samantha Morton (Synecdoche, New York) as Charlie’s ex-wife Mary. The Whale is scheduled to hit theatres on December 9.