Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson uploaded a sweet clip to his main Instagram page on Thursday that captured the moment he reunited with his The Mummy Returns co-star Brendan Fraser at the 2023 Oscars.
The former professional wrestler, 50, could be seen having an animated conversation as he quickly caught up with the actor, who received an Academy Award for Best Actor on Sunday.
The two stars had previously starred together in the 2001 adventure film The Mummy Returns, which also happened to be Dwayne’s first film role.
In the caption of the post, the Black Adam actor wrote to his 369 million followers: “Very good full circle moment here with my old friend Brendan Fraser and his kids.”
“My first film of my Hollywood career was THE MUMMY RETURNS, in which Brendan was the star,” he further wrote.
Together! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, 50, uploaded a sweet clip to his Instagram main page on Thursday that captured the moment he reunited with his Mummy co-star Brendan Fraser at the 2023 Oscars.
Reversion! Dwayne and Brendan attended the Los Angeles premiere of The Mummy Returns together in April 2001.
Dwayne expressed that there were a lot of “critics and cynics who bet against me at the time, but Brendan welcomed me with open arms and was very supportive.”
“I never forget kind people,” said The Rock. ‘Now, years later, Brendan wins his BEST ACTOR Oscar for ‘The Whale’ and I became famous for wearing a fanny pack. Congratulations brother, enjoy your flowers.
The actor, who was also seen with his Jungle Cruise co-star Emily Blunt on the red carpet, wore a striking gold jacket and a pair of black pants.
He added a classic white dress shirt underneath along with a black bow tie and sleek black dress shoes. She pinned a pink floral brooch to the left lapel of her jacket.
Brendan was also dressed up for the festivities and donned a black tuxedo which he also paired with a white dress shirt and black bow tie.
The two friends were seen flashing smiles as they talked backstage near a crowded area at the ceremony which was held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
At one point, The Whale actor stepped to the side and reached out to signal to his two sons who were standing behind him and who had accompanied their father to the awards show.
Leland, 16, and Holden, 18, enthusiastically approached and shook hands with The Rock when they introduced themselves.
Special moment: In the post’s caption, the Black Adam actor wrote, “Very good full circle moment here with my old friend Brendan Fraser and his kids.”
Shout out: Dwayne said there were a lot of “critics and cynics who bet against me at the time, but Brendan welcomed me with open arms and was very supportive.”
Memorable: Leland, 16, and Holden, 18, excitedly reached out and shook hands with The Rock when they introduced themselves.
Introductions: At one point, the Whale actor stepped to the side and reached out to signal to his two sons who were standing behind him.
Fraser shares his teenage children with his ex-wife, Afton Smith, as well as another son, Griffin, 20.
Dwayne has shown his support for Brendan as he began to garner critical acclaim and acclaim for his performance in The Whale.
According People, Viral footage of the George Of The Jungle star receiving a standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival leaked across the internet and social media, prompting the former sports star to express his own thoughts on Twitter. last year in september.
“Man this makes me so happy to see this beautiful standing ovation for Brendan,” he had written in a tweet at the time.
“He supported me in getting into his Mummy Returns franchise for my first role, which launched my Hollywood career. Cheers to all your success brother and congratulations to my friend Darren Aronofsky,” she added, referring to the drama’s director.
Shortly after, Brendan shared kind words about The Rock upon hearing the sweet message he had posted on Twitter.
First Role: The Mummy Returns was the first film Dwayne starred in, and he played the character of The Scorpion King in the 2001 film.
During Variety’s New York Partythe star told the outlet that, “I thought that was very nice of you.”
Fraser later revealed that the first time he met The Rock was actually not on the set of The Mummy Returns, but at “the reception” after the show was done.
“We hadn’t met in person before that, actually, although we were fighting on screen,” he explained. ‘But every time I ‘worked with him’, he was just a piece of duct tape on a stick. So it was nice to say, ‘Hey, man. How are you? We finally meet!
Brendan humorously declared: ‘I could take it. I could take it with me, it’s just a piece of tape on a stick!
The Mummy Returns, which was a sequel to the 1999 film titled The Mummy, was released in theaters in May 2001 and also starred Rachel Weisz and Patricia Velasquez.
The film turned out to be a hit and garnered a box office draw of $435 million on a budget of $98 million. In 2002, Dwayne starred in The Scorpion King, which was a spin-off based on his character in The Mummy Returns.
Kind response: During Variety’s party in New York, Brendan told Variety that “I thought that was really nice of him,” after hearing Dwayne’s kind words.