Brendan Fraser’s Best Comedy Finally Getting A Sequel?
Alicia Silverstone would love to work with Brendan Fraser again, possibly even on a sequel to their 1999 film, Blast From The Past.
The nostalgia levels were very high last week as Alicia Silverstone answered questions at a Clueless reunion panel at ‘90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut. According to Variety, things got even cooler when a fan asked her if she would ever consider being a part of a sequel to Blast From the Past, the 1999 film in which she starred with Brendan Fraser. “With Brendan?” she asked, “I would do anything with Brendan. It was so much fun.”
She went on to say that she would be “happy” to make a sequel to that film and to work with Brendan Fraser again. She said that she recently saw him after he accepted his Oscar for his role in The Whale, and she loved what he said in his speech about “how we all go through this really hard time, and you have to grow, and it’s part of life that you struggle.” This seems to have made her like him even more than she did before (the rest of us can relate), and while there are no concrete plans for a sequel to Blast from the Past on the horizon, she would definitely be up for it if there were.
In the original Blast from the Past film, Brendan Fraser grows up inside a nuclear fallout shelter built by his dad, played by Christopher Walken, in the 1960s, when there was a bomb scare that led to them sealing themselves inside. When he finally leaves the literal and figurative safe space 35 years later, on a quest to find food and other supplies for his family, he meets Alicia Silverstone’s Eve, who shows him that there is so much more to life than what he knew before. According to IMDb, the original tagline read, “The story about a guy in his 30s stuck in the 60s looking for love in the 90s.”
Both Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone were at the Vanity Fair Oscars party earlier in March. Fraser was there as a part of his continuing celebrations for The Whale, a touching drama in which he plays a morbidly obese English teacher who tries to reconnect with his rebellious teenage daughter (played by Stranger Things’ Sadie Sink) before he succumbs to medical issues related to his being overweight.
That film catapulted Brendan Fraser back into the spotlight after having been on a hiatus for years. Part of that hiatus was due to his wanting to focus on his family and recover from personal trauma, but part of it was also due to the fact that the actor had a hard time getting roles after The Mummy franchise. The problem was not that he was typecast but rather that the physical toll the films had taken on his body was too much for him to take on other strenuous roles.
So, for a time, Brendan Fraser disappeared from the limelight. Fans never forgot him, however, and they have never been happier than now when he is making movies again. Alicia Silverstone shares her enthusiasm for Brendan Fraser and is just one of many actors who would love the chance to work with him again now that he is back on the scene.