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Brendan Frasers’s transformation into a 600lb man

There’s always so much talk about actors who gain enormous amounts of weight to play characters in films.  What are they doing to their bodies? What are they saying to the social commentary of a weight-obsessed nation?  But what if it’s mostly a costume? Is that worse?

Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” was released on Tuesday and in it Brendan Fraser plays a reclusive English teacher named Charlie (Fraser) is looking to reconnect with his estranged 17-year-old daughter. And oh yea, he’s 600lbs.

“It’s gonna be like something you haven’t seen before,” Fraser, 53, said. “The wardrobe and costume was extensive, seamless, cumbersome.”

Take a look at this pic released. What do you think?