One of the most beloved actors around these days is Brendan Fraser, who is the source of a ridiculous amount of compassion and humble energy and has inspired the rarest of rare things: positivity on the internet. People love Fraser, they're cheering him on and celebrating his successes, which all comes to a head with his certainly award-worthy performance in Darren Aronofsky's "The Whale." Fraser plays Charlie, a 600-lb. man whose mortality is staring him dead in the face who takes it upon himself to reach out to those who should be closest to him, namely his daughter, played by "Stranger Things" breakout star Sadie Sink.

In a recent interview conducted by his "Airheads" co-star, Adam Sandler for Variety, Fraser talks about his career and about the process of making "The Whale." The actor specifically hones in on the incredible talent of his young co-star and the raw intensity she brought to the performance. Her character is an angry young woman who feels abandoned by her parents, one literally and one metaphorically, and isn't one to mince words about her feelings and general teenage apathy. In the film that makes for a sharp contrast with Fraser's character, an eternal (if not self-destructive) optimist.

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In the interview with Variety, Brendan Fraser praises Sadie Sink's performance over and again, saying:

"Sadie Sink has an uncanny ability to focus rage in a way that I've never seen in a young actor before. I had a front-row seat to watch this kid just come of age right there. I was constantly going up on my lines 'cause I'd get lost in those big, green eyes of hers. It's like a beautiful volcanic fire that she just focuses. She was always just winning the game ball, every day."

Good Guy Brendan Fraser also gave props to director Darren Aronofsky and co-star Hong Chau while Adam Sandler kept trying to get him to brag about his own impressive work in the movie. As usual, Fraser deflects most of that and instead focuses on sharing credit and assuring the viewer that this movie and his work in it is in no way to be construed as "fat shaming." His transformation into a 600-lb. man for this part isn't to make light of struggles with weight, but instead to humanize it.

When Fraser talks about all this stuff it's clear that his heart is on his sleeve. Maybe for once, the internet has gifted the crown of "Legit Good Guy" to the right person.

The full interview can be viewed below:

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