Actor Brendan Fraser is feeling the love after learning his fans were still “rooting” for him. A video of The Doom Patrol star in a virtual meet and greet was uploaded to TikTok where he spoke with Lindley Key, a cosplayer, who let him know that fans were still behind him.
In an article that originally appeared in USA Today, Key told Fraser. “There are so many people out there who love you,” “And we’re rooting for you, and we can’t wait to see what you do next.” Fraser tipped his cowboy hat and took a sip of water before saying,” Shucks, ma’am.”
The clip has been viewed over two million times and has over 400,000 likes on TikTok.
“Fraser was such a huge part of our childhoods,” Key told the Insider. “His movies were, and still are, loved by so many out there. And after all he has been through these past years, his fans are thrilled to see him happy and back to work.”
Fraser, once a sought-after movie star, hasn’t been in many blockbusters as of late. In an interview with GQ Magazine in 2018, he talked about the derailment of his career – notably naming a 15-year-old assault as part of the downfall.
The actor came forward to the magazine about being groped by former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Berk, in 2003.
He said the incident happened in public at a summer luncheon held by the HFPA (which hosts the Golden Globes annually). Fraser said in the interview that Berk reached out to shake the actor’s hand, but instead grabbed his butt in a crowded room.
HFPA conducted an investigation into the allegations Fraser made, but Berk remained part of the organization until April, when he was ousted from the association after sending an email calling the Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement.”
The event left Fraser depressed and reclusive, he told GQ at the time, adding that he was rarely invited back to the Globes after 2003.
Fraser also talked about some of his upcoming projects including a Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.
“I think I might be sick,” Fraser told Key after she congratulated him for his role. “I’m a little anxious.”
For now, you can see Fraser as Clif (aka Robot Man) when Doom Patrol Season 3 debuts next month on HBO Max.