Fans shocked to discover they've been saying Brendan Fraser's name wrong for years
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Brendan Fraser has been on our screens for decades and fans believed they knew exactly how to say the actor's name, until recently.
The Whale actor, 54, sat down with Adam Sandler for a one-on-one interview about their careers.
One of the first and by far the biggest revelations in the chat for long-time Fraser fanatics is that his name isn't pronounced like the title of the TV sitcom Frasier, with a soft 's' sound in the middle.
At the very beginning of the recent episode of Variety's Actors on Actors series, Sandler, 56, explains when the pair first met.
Speaking directly to the camera, the comedy actor said: "When I first met Brendan Fraser..."
Apparently unsure with his own pronunciation, Sandler adds: 'That's your full name, right? Brendan Fraser?"
"It's Fraser," Fraser replied, explaining that it's supposed to be pronounced like 'razor'. "Like that thing you shave with," he said while pretending to shave his jaw area.
Later on in the interview, the Airheads co-stars have another funny moment regarding Fraser's name when Sandler accidentally mispronounces it again.
Fraser simply does the shaving motion to remind his friend how to say it correctly.
Eventually he said: "Ok. F**k it. No one's ever gotten my name right."
Fraser's fans were the first to react to this huge revelation, with one viral tweet with almost 30,000 likes reading: "I’ve been saying Brendan Fraser’s name wrong for years."
Another shocked fan shared: "I found this out this morning too and broke down."
A third person simply reacted with: "I’m devastated."
And a fourth heartbroken fan tweeted: "My whole life has been a lie."
A few Fraser followers recalled his short Comedy Central skits from the '90s in which the Blast from the Past actor reminded everyone on how to say his name. You can check it out in the video above.
One person quipped: "Carbon dating myself by remembering Brendan Fraser's pronunciation guide on Comedy Central mini-commercials."
Now that we all know how to properly say 'Fraser', the actor's new film The Whale has thrilled critics and film fanatics and is predicted to be a big success during awards season next year.
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, The Whale tells the tale of a reclusive overweight English teacher Charlie, played by Fraser, who attempts to reconnect with his seventeen-year-old daughter, played by Stranger Things actress Sadie Sink.
The Whale will premieres in US cinemas on 9 December, and will be released in the UK on 3 February 2023.