Brendan Fraser suits up for the red carpet premiere of his upcoming film, The Whale, during the 2022 Venice Film Festival on Sunday (September 4) in Venice, Italy.

The 53-year-old actor walked on the carpet while handing out hugs to her girlfriend Jeanne Moore at the gala.

Brendan was also joined by his co-stars Sadie Sink and Hong Chau along with the director Darren Aronofsky and writer Samuel D. Hunter there and during the photocall at the beginning of the week.

"I think it's poetic that the trauma he carries is manifest in the physical weight of his body," he said.

"I required to be able to completely move in a completely new manner. I developed muscles that I did not realize I had.

I also felt a sensation of vertigo I was done with the day, all appliances were taken away, as you'd feel when you step off the boat and onto the dock in Venice -- that bouncy sensation."

Brendan added, "And I say this because he gave me an appreciation for those whose bodies are similar because

I learned that you need to be an incredibly strong person physically and mentally to inhabit that physical being."