Cookies on the Business Insider India website

Business Insider India has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the better experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we\'ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Insider India website. However, you can change your cookie setting at any time by clicking on our Cookie Policy at any time. You can also see our Privacy Policy.


Brendan Fraser's 'Batgirl' costar said the 'Mummy' actor is 'such a huge teddy bear'

Apr 19, 2022, 17:44 IST
Leslie Grace and Brendan Fraser.Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images; Cindy Ord/Getty Images
  • "Batgirl" star Leslie Grace called costar Brendan Fraser a "huge teddy bear" in a new interview.
  • "He is one of the nicest people that I've ever met," Grace said of Fraser, who plays villain Firefly.

Brendan Fraser plays the villain in the upcoming HBO Max film adaptation of "Batgirl," but his costar Leslie Grace said the "Mummy" actor was nothing but nice.

"It was an incredible learning experience to be on set with also action veterans like Brendan Fraser, and soak up it all up," Grace said in a recent interview with Variety. "It was so hard because he's our villain and I'm not supposed to like him but he's such a huge teddy bear."

"He is one of the nicest people that I've ever met," Grace added.

The actress, who plays Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl) in the upcoming film, said that Fraser's past acting experience took their fight sequences to a whole other level.

"You can't improvise that kind of experience. There's some crazy stuff that happens," Grace teased to Variety.


Fraser stars as the villain Firefly in "Batgirl," which also features JK Simmons as Commissioner Gordon, Barbara's dad, and Michael Keaton reprising his role as Batman.

Fraser has been enjoying something of a renaissance in recent years. Known for his roles in '90s blockbusters like "The Mummy" and "George of the Jungle," the actor has kept a lower profile in recent years, appearing on shows such as "The Affair" and "Doom Patrol" and in Steven Soderbergh's crime thriller "No Sudden Move."

But last year, a TikTok featuring Fraser getting choked up when he learned people were "rooting" for him went viral, leading to what some have dubbed "the Brenaissance."

In addition to his role in "Batgirl," Fraser will appear in "Killers of the Flower Moon," and in the coming comedy "Brothers."

Next Article