Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley have 'Bedazzled' reunion at 'The Whale' screening

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By Asiya Ali

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Brendan Fraser was reunited with his Bedazzled co-star Elizabeth Hurley at a special screening of his forthcoming film The Whale.

On October 10, the 53-year-old star reunited with 57-year-old Hurley (who played Lucifer when the duo costarred in the 2000 fantasy rom-com Bedazzled) after a London screening of Darren Aronofsky's The Whale at The Ham Yard Hotel.

The actor - who is currently experiencing a renaissance - posed for a photo with Hurley who also attended the event with her 20-year-old actor/model son Damian.

The screening of the film was also attended by other actors such as The Invisible Man's Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn, and Empire of Light actor Michael Ward, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Bedazzled was directed by Harold Ramis and came as a modern remake of the 1967 British flick of the same name. The movie starred the Mummy actor as a lonely man who signs his soul over to the devil (Hurley) in exchange for seven wishes.

Safe to say that twenty-two years later, we are witnessing Fraser's wish come true in real life as The Whale continues to gain critical acclaim and awards before its release, putting the actor in the conversation for an Oscar gong for the first time in his career.

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Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

Last month, the George of the Jungle actor was awarded the TIFF Tribute Award statuette, which is a major pre-Oscars accolade. During his acceptance speech, Fraser jested that "the last time that I waited to hear my name called aloud to receive an award was in grade 4".

According to People, after the movie screening at the London Film Festival on October 11, Fraser took a bow after he was cheered for his performance. He was later joined by Aronofsky and screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter for another massive standing ovation.

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In the film, Fraser plays Charlie, an English teacher suffering from a compulsive eating disorder who tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter, Elle, who is played by Stranger Things star Sadie Sink.

It's a major comeback role for the 90s actor who has continuously received an outpouring of praise and support from social media, former costars, and Hollywood peers as he drifts into awards season.

In addition to this, actor Nick Kroll also praised Fraser for his role in the movie after attending the screening in Venice and said: "Brendan Fraser is amazing in the film."

"This is his big comeback. The movie finishes [and] he gets an eight-minute standing ovation. He's crying. You can feel him being like 'I'm back, baby. It's the Oscars. Here we come,'" he said on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The Whale will be released in theaters on December 9.

Featured image credit: United Archives GmbH / Alamy

Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley have 'Bedazzled' reunion at 'The Whale' screening

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By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Brendan Fraser was reunited with his Bedazzled co-star Elizabeth Hurley at a special screening of his forthcoming film The Whale.

On October 10, the 53-year-old star reunited with 57-year-old Hurley (who played Lucifer when the duo costarred in the 2000 fantasy rom-com Bedazzled) after a London screening of Darren Aronofsky's The Whale at The Ham Yard Hotel.

The actor - who is currently experiencing a renaissance - posed for a photo with Hurley who also attended the event with her 20-year-old actor/model son Damian.

The screening of the film was also attended by other actors such as The Invisible Man's Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Stranger Things actor Joseph Quinn, and Empire of Light actor Michael Ward, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Bedazzled was directed by Harold Ramis and came as a modern remake of the 1967 British flick of the same name. The movie starred the Mummy actor as a lonely man who signs his soul over to the devil (Hurley) in exchange for seven wishes.

Safe to say that twenty-two years later, we are witnessing Fraser's wish come true in real life as The Whale continues to gain critical acclaim and awards before its release, putting the actor in the conversation for an Oscar gong for the first time in his career.

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Brendan Fraser and Elizabeth Hurley in Bedazzled. Credit: Moviestore Collection Ltd / Alamy

Last month, the George of the Jungle actor was awarded the TIFF Tribute Award statuette, which is a major pre-Oscars accolade. During his acceptance speech, Fraser jested that "the last time that I waited to hear my name called aloud to receive an award was in grade 4".

According to People, after the movie screening at the London Film Festival on October 11, Fraser took a bow after he was cheered for his performance. He was later joined by Aronofsky and screenwriter Samuel D. Hunter for another massive standing ovation.

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Credit: Independent Photo Agency Srl / Alamy

In the film, Fraser plays Charlie, an English teacher suffering from a compulsive eating disorder who tries to reconnect with his teenage daughter, Elle, who is played by Stranger Things star Sadie Sink.

It's a major comeback role for the 90s actor who has continuously received an outpouring of praise and support from social media, former costars, and Hollywood peers as he drifts into awards season.

In addition to this, actor Nick Kroll also praised Fraser for his role in the movie after attending the screening in Venice and said: "Brendan Fraser is amazing in the film."

"This is his big comeback. The movie finishes [and] he gets an eight-minute standing ovation. He's crying. You can feel him being like 'I'm back, baby. It's the Oscars. Here we come,'" he said on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The Whale will be released in theaters on December 9.

Featured image credit: United Archives GmbH / Alamy