Dwayne Johnson happy for "Mummy Returns" co-star Brendan Fraser

The Rock as the Scorpion King
The Rock as the Scorpion King

7 Sep – Brendan Fraser's fans weren't the only ones who were happy that the actor's performance was widely received at the Venice Film Festival, as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson also seems to be rooting for the former heartthrob.

On 5 September, the "Black Adam" star retweeted a video of Fraser being teary-eyed after getting a standing ovation at the world premiere of his new movie "The Whale".

"Man, this makes me so happy to see this beautiful ovation for Brendan," Johnson writes. "He supported me coming into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first ever role, which kicked off my Hollywood career. Rooting for all your success brother and congrats to my bud Darren Aronofsky. #TheWhale."

Brendan Fraser teared up at the reception to his performance
Brendan Fraser teared up at the reception to his performance

There is good reason for The Rock to feel grateful to Fraser. The 2001 "The Mummy Returns" was the first movie ever for the former then-WWF champion, who plays the role of Mathayus of Akkad/The Scorpion King in the movie. It also inspired the 2002 prequel, "The Scorpion King" - the first lead role for Johnson.

Meanwhile, in "The Whale", Fraser plays the role of a 600-pound man who tries to reconnect with his daughter years after abandoning his family.

The two star in
The two star in "The Mummy Returns"

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