Brendan Fraser reveals he hasn’t spoken to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson about 2002’s The Mummy Returns

Brendan Fraser reveals he hasn’t spoken to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson about 2002’s The Mummy Returns

Brendan Fraser reveals he didn’t speak to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on the set of The Mummy Returns 2002: “He was just a piece of tape on a stick”

While Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars alive today, he was only trying to break into the acting business in 2001 with The Mummy Returns.

Brendan Fraser reprized his role as Rick O’Connell from the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, but the sequel became a springboard for The Rock’s greatness.

While promoting his critically acclaimed role in The Whale – for which he won a Critics Choice Award on Sunday – Fraser revealed secrets of some of his most popular films on The Drew Barrymore Show … and revealed he never actually spoke to Johnson on set would have. Break-in: While Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet today, he was only trying to break into the acting business in 2001 with The Mummy Returns

Break-in: While Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet today, he was only trying to break into the acting business in 2001 with The Mummy Returns

Drew: While promoting his critically acclaimed role in The Whale - for which he won a Critics Choice Award on Sunday - Fraser revealed secrets of some of his most popular films on The Drew Barrymore Show... and revealed he's never really spoken to Johnson has hire

Drew: While promoting his critically acclaimed role in The Whale – for which he won a Critics Choice Award on Sunday – Fraser revealed secrets of some of his most popular films on The Drew Barrymore Show… and revealed he’s never really spoken to Johnson has hire

As Barrymore revealed, “If I had to play a tennis ball, I’d fail miserably,” although Fraser admitted he’s “really good at it.”

“I happen to be really good at it. You know why? Because in The Mummy Returns, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was just a piece of tape on a stick,” he admitted.

The sequel begins in 3067 BC. where Johnson’s character The Scorpion King and his army are defeated.

Failing: When Barrymore revealed that

Failing: When Barrymore revealed that “if I had to play a tennis ball I’d fail miserably”, although Fraser admitted he’s “really good at it”.

Tape: “I happen to be really good at it.  You know why?  Because in The Mummy Returns, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was just a piece of tape on a stick,

Tape: “I happen to be really good at it. You know why? Because in The Mummy Returns, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was just a piece of tape on a stick,” he admitted

He sells his soul to Anubis, who claimed the Scorpion King’s army and returned to the underworld.

The Scorpion King would return towards the end of the film, although mostly a CGI rendering, although the opening scenes were all in live action.

The Mummy Returns earned $202 million domestically and $443.2 million worldwide, leading to The Rock getting its own spin-off The Scorpion King in 2002.

Spin-off: The Mummy Returns earned $202 million domestically and $443.2 million worldwide, leading to The Rock getting its own spin-off The Scorpion King in 2002

Spin-off: The Mummy Returns earned $202 million domestically and $443.2 million worldwide, leading to The Rock getting its own spin-off The Scorpion King in 2002

Another film in which he starred alongside inanimate objects was 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action, although it was much simpler.

“When I was doing Looney Tunes: Back in Action, there was a Daffy Duck played as a puppet by Bruce Lanoil and it helped so much for your eye lines,” Fraser said.

He added, “They can interact with each other, which made perfect sense, and I also have every right to brag that I worked right in the flesh with Daffy Duck.”

Easier: Another film where he starred alongside inanimate objects was 2003's Looney Tunes: Back in Action, although it was much simpler

Easier: Another film where he starred alongside inanimate objects was 2003’s Looney Tunes: Back in Action, although it was much simpler

Fraser joked that Daffy is a “real jerk” but Bugs Bunny is the “Iceman,” adding that he’s “really close with Bugs.”

Fraser will find out on January 24 if his critically acclaimed role in The Whale will earn him his first Oscar nomination.

He also stars in Doom Patrol and has three other films in post-production, including Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Oscar: Fraser will find out on January 24 if his critically acclaimed role in 'The Whale' will earn him his first Oscar nomination

Oscar: Fraser will find out on January 24 if his critically acclaimed role in ‘The Whale’ will earn him his first Oscar nomination