For Killers of the Flower Moon, Brendan Fraser is pleased to have reteamed with Leonardo DiCaprio.
In a new interview published on Wednesday by GQ, Fraser, 53, discussed reuniting with the Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood actor for the first time in years as they began filming Martin Scorsese’s forthcoming crime drama..
Fraser, who will soon be featured in The Whale, told the source that he first saw DiCaprio, now 48, “when he was probably all of, I don’t know, maybe 17 or 16” and had just starred in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
In the 1990s, when Fraser first met Leonardo DiCaprio, he was filming School Ties or something like. “And I was bewildered, but I just wanted to say, “Hear, hear. That was remarkable.”
“And he reiterated that to me,” the actor recalled of his conversation with Leonardo DiCaprio when they reunited for their new film. “He recalled me. He stated, “You were the only person who did not treat me like a child.””
“He did so voluntarily,” Fraser told the newspaper. That was significant.
GQ reports that Fraser will play a defense attorney in Scorsese’s upcoming film, 80, despite the fact that Fraser and DiCaprio’s careers diverged after their respective rises to popularity in the 1990s.
When Fraser stepped onto the set of Killers of the Flower Moon with Leonardo DiCaprio and the legendary director, he compared his feelings to those of an apprentice in Michelangelo’s studio.
In the upcoming film, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Ernest Burkhart, the nephew of a prominent local rancher (played by Robert De Niro).
The 2023 film Killers of the Flower Moon is based on David Grann’s 2017 nonfiction book of the same name. .,
The film is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the savage serial murders of members of the oil-rich Osage Nation, which became known as the Reign of Terror.
In Thursday’s GQ cover story featuring Fraser, the actor stated that he will not attend the Golden Globe Awards, even if he is nominated for his acclaimed performance in The Whale.
When asked if he would attend the January 10 event, Fraser responded, “I will not participate.”
“I have more history with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association than I do respect for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” he continued, referring to the organization that votes for the Golden Globes..,
“It is due to the past I share with them. My mum did not bring up a hypocrite. You may call me many names, but not that “Fraser said.
The Mummy actor has claimed that former HFPA President Philip Berk sexually attacked him at a Beverly Hills Hotel luncheon in the summer of 2003, a claim that Berk, 89, contests.
Fraser has stated that he believes he was blacklisted in Hollywood in part owing to the alleged incident’s aftermath.
The actor claims that the incident occurred when Berk attempted to shake Fraser’s hand as he was leaving the hotel. .,
“One of his fingers touches my taint while his left hand swings around and pinches my cheek. And he begins to move it around “Fraser stated in 2018 to GQ.
Berk did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment regarding the alleged event, but he has denied the assault to The New York Times..,
The release of Killers of the Flower Moon is anticipated for 2023.