Brendan Fraser appeared at at a Q&A at WonderCon on Friday to shill for Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D and to wow the audience with his bizarre behavior and loose grip on basic mathematical concepts.
No explanation was offered for his bug-eyed antics and often laborious, meandering tangents, but many chalked up the episode to the influence of powerful cold medication.
I mean, I assume it was cold medication. It sure wasn’t a bad dose of Propecia making him behave so strangely. If you know what I’m sayin’.
3) In response to a question about his favorite movies among the work he’s done:
I think Gods and Monsters was an important movie.
Fair enough. I mean, “important” is a bit pretentious, but I don’t want to jump to any conclusions about how misguidedly-enormous your ego might be…
I also think The Quiet American was an important movie.
Ok. Yeah. Methinks you should consider switching up your medication to a dose of humility filled with Airheads, laced with Bedazzled, and washed down with some Dudley Do-Right. Ok, Encino Man? Christ.
But those two gems were just a warm-up for the main event of What the hell is he talking about?
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That’s right: Fraser’s cold has swelled his head to a point where he thinks that George of the Jungle is an honest-to-Jesus pop culture phenomenon. Sure. Right up there with the Flowbee.
2) Here’s a perfectly reasonable thing to say:
I publicly apologize for Monkeybone.
Reasonable… unless you immediately follow it with this:
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Creepiest. Cackle. Ever.
In case you were wondering… no, no one else got the, uh… joke. I think it’s fair to say everyone in attendance was too preoccupied with their concern over his mental health.
1) In response to an audience member asking for advice for aspiring actors:
When I asked for that same advice when I was in training in Seattle, I asked the same question. I got a one word answer. Well… two. Well… three: ‘Have courage.’
Ha! Thank you, Brendan Fraser, talented elocutionist and ninja mathematician.