The controversy surrounding the film whale ,whale) involves the use of prosthetics by actor Brendan Fraser to portray Charlie, a 600-pound fat man. The film’s director Darren Aronofsky’s decision to use prosthetics to bring life to an obese character has been criticized in the network, basically arguing that the use of such special effects is a step back in those advances. which were already done in the cinema. Better portray plus-size people. Actor Brendan Fraser has admitted during promotion for the film that he was forced to wear a 136-kilogram suit filled with dried beans and marbles because he was unable to gain “enough weight” to bring his character to life. These critical voices felt that director Darren Aronofsky should have cast an actual fat person in the role. The point is that with the controversy whale social network has reached the same level it reached four years ago Joker With his alleged apology of violence.
Screenwriter during the promotion of the film whaleSamuel D. Hunter, also the author of the play of the same name, whose real life also inspired the character Charlie, has responded to the controversy surrounding the casting of Brendan Fraser and the use of prostheses to bring life to a fat Person Hunter has acknowledged the “quite awful” representation of obesity in other films, but defended the use of prostheses in the specific case. whale, precisely because of the intention of the story. Hunter draws a line between the use of prosthetics in films avengers: endgame why thor 4Which raised questions about whether Chris Hemsworth wore prosthetics to bring life to Fat Thor (Fat Thor) or was it all CGI, or nineties comedy, and what does it whale, According to Hunter, whale Instead of continuing to “stigmatize” obese people, take an “empathetic” approach to the character.
“I think the representation of obesity throughout history, when it comes to cinema, has always been pretty awful. These types of prosthetics have been used very unfairly and to ridicule or make fun of people. Whereas this is what we’re doing. Trying to delve into the deep, complex humanity of this beautiful, complex human being, and I also think with things like that… With plays, people often use one sentence don’t read the synopsis and then judge it based on that. But I think people do that more often with a movie. So yeah, I mean, I understand whatever reaction people would have, but I You just have to believe the story I’m telling, which I think is based on empathy and love,” Hunter explained.
Brendan Fraser has qualified that “the rule [que nos habíamos marcado para usar la prótesis] It was that the whole look had to obey the laws of physics and gravity, because we never see that in the movies.” “It’s important to say this, because there are people who live with this disease. I felt empowered to be their voice and to be as honest and authentic as possible in my performance. I put on weight to play the part, and it wasn’t enough, so the body had to go over it and the two worked together.”
Speaking of the controversy surrounding Brendan’s casting, Darren Aronofsky said: “There was a stage during pre-production of this movie where we tried to research actors who were fat. Script, n[os dimos cuenta de que se] had turned into a pointless chase. For example, if you can’t find a 600-pound actor, is a 300-pound actor or a 300-pound actor good enough?”