'He's Probably My Favorite Human On The Planet': Sadie Sink Says About 'The Whale' Co-Star Brendan Fraser

The two will be playing father and daughter in the film which is directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter.

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Sadie Sink has been making waves since she joined the cast of Stranger Things as Max in Season Two. She even played the lead role in Taylor Swift's All Too Well: The Short Film last year. The 20-year-old is now set to star in the film, The Whale, along with Brendan Fraser. And she is already a huge fan.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 30: Sadie Sink attends the kate spade new york Summer 2022 presentation on November 30, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

Speaking to Vanity Fair about working with the beloved actor, she could not help but gush about her co-star. The two will be playing father and daughter in the film which is directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter, based on his play of the same name.


Sink was all praise for Aronofsky's craft and also her on-screen dad. "I don’t think I’d ever done a project that had that much character work," she explained. "Darren Aronofsky is obviously brilliant, and working with him was a really formative experience, and Brendan is so incredible in it, and also just probably my favorite human on the planet. It was so amazing having that experience with him. I learned a lot about myself as an actress, and tapped into a side of things that I hadn’t really explored before." That comes as no surprise since Fraser is everyone's favorite human as well.


The 52-year-old actor has had a resurgence in the recent past and been a part of multiple highly-acclaimed projects including Martin Scorsese's project, Killers of the Flower Moon, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, Doom Patrol on HBO Max, and as the Batman villain Firefly in the new Batgirl movie. Fraser was a '90s heartthrob who was a part of many popular films like The Mummy and Geroge of the Jungle franchises. He was a rising star who disappeared into obscurity for many years before finally stepping into the spotlight again.

In 2018, Fraser opened up about how he was essentially blacklisted by Hollywood after he shared his story of being sexually harassed by the former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Philip Berk. He shared his years of spiraling which included a divorce and the death of his mother that caused him a lot of pain. He is now coming back stronger than ever and fans have been letting him know that we are all looking forward to his upward climb.


The Whale is a psychological thriller about a 600-pound middle-aged man named Charlie and his attempts to reconnect with his 17-year-old daughter. The two became estranged after Charlie abandoned his family for his gay lover, who later died. Charlie then turned to compulsive eating out of grief. Fraser had previously shared that his role included "a lot of make-up and prosthetics." A release date has not yet been announced for the film.