布伦丹弗雷泽暗示他没有出演丛林乔治 2 因为‘工作室雇我太便宜了’

NEW YORK, 纽约 - 十一月 29: Brendan Fraser attends "鲸鱼" New York Screening at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on November 29, 2022 在纽约市. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, 纽约 - 十一月 29: Brendan Fraser attends "鲸鱼" New York Screening at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on November 29, 2022 在纽约市. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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布兰登弗雷泽 is opening up about why he wasn’t part of the sequel to the 1997 电影 George of the Jungle.

“我认为 乔治 got a remake, and they built a joke into it that the studio was too cheap to hire me, which wasn’t inaccurate,” 鲸鱼 演员 告诉 娱乐周刊 in an interview published Wednesday when asked about sequels for his past projects.

In 2003’s George of the Jungle 2, the titular role is played by Christopher Showerman, with references to Fraser’s absence made in the film.

I was approached,” 他解释说. “I can’t remember what I was doing at the time, but I felt like I wanted to go do The Quiet American instead with Michael Caine, and shoot the first Western film in Vietnam ever, directed by Phillip Noyce, to tell an infinitely American story.

The 54-year-old actor continued: “I’m always making diverse choices, 和, 希望, that keeps me and an audience interested. With a bit of distance, I think they’ve all cumulatively led up to the place I’m in now.

Representatives for Disney did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Fraser went to great lengths to play the titular role in George of the Jungle.

1997 Brendan Fraser stars in the new movie "George of the Jungle".

1997 Brendan Fraser stars in the new movie "George of the Jungle".

Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle.
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He talked about his experience getting ripped for the comedy film during 种类‘s Actors on Actors series. On it, he reunited with 亚当·桑德勒, his costar in Airheads, 一种 1994 film about a rock band who holds a radio station hostage while they’re seeking their big break.

I was waxed. Starved of carbohydrates,” Fraser said of doing George of the Jungle. “I would drive home after work and stop to get something to eat. I needed some cash one day, and I went to the ATM, and I couldn’t remember my PIN number because my brain was misfiring. Banging on the thing. I didn’t eat that night.

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Sandler joked that he was disappointed by Fraser’s good looks in the movie.

You made us feel bad about ourselves,” Sandler quipped. “Were you oiled up at all during 乔治?”

在电影里, Fraser plays George, a Tarzan-like comedic character taken from his jungle home and introduced to modern society. For much of the movie, Fraser wears nothing but a small loin cloth.

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The wardrobe was there was no wardrobe,” Fraser told Sandler.

The movie follows Fraser’s character as he meets the new world and finds himself falling in love with Leslie Mann‘s character Ursula, eventually choosing his jungle home over San Francisco.