It turns out many of us have been pronouncing Brendan Fraser’s name entirely wrong this whole time.
The actor was one of the most bankable movie stars of the 90s after starring in the likes of TheMummy and George of the Jungle. But while he’s a household name, there’s plenty of people who will have been saying it incorrectly for decades.
Speaking to Adam Sandler for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Fraser said no-one had ever got the pronunciation of his surname right.
Fraser cleared up the fact that it rhymes with “razor” – and isn’t pronounced like the 90s sitcom Frasier.
“You shave with a razor,” Fraser told Sandler, before adding: “You should try standing closer to it.”
It didn’t stop Sandler getting the name wrong later in the interview, though.
\u201cBrendan Fraser's last name rhymes with "razor," something he suggests Adam Sandler should use. "I didn't even know this happened! This was two days of not shaving!" | Variety Actors on Actors presented by @AmazonStudios https://t.co/VlI71Ecmx0\u201d