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Brendan Fraser says he and Matt Damon were naked in School Ties shower scene

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Brendan Fraser has revealed an X-rated detail from the infamous shower scene in his 1992 movie School Ties.

The Whale actor said that both he and Oscar winner Matt Damon were actually completely naked while filming the scene in question, New York Post reports.

“I appreciated that this isn’t really for ‘wow’ or a scintillating factor of going, ‘Hey, look at that – naked people,’” Fraser, 54, said while appearing on The Howard Stern Show.

In the film, Fraser plays 17-year-old David Greene, who attends the fictional St Matthew’s Academy on a football scholarship. It’s there that he meets fellow player Charlie Dillon, played by Damon. Greene hides his Jewish lineage due to widespread anti-Semitism at the school, but Greene’s secret is revealed by Dillon out of jealousy – sparking the butt-baring shower brouhaha.

Fraser also admitted that he was initially scared to film the scene since School Ties was his first big role.

“When you’re an actor, and you’re starting off, you’re ambitious and game for pretty much anything,” Fraser said. “They say, ‘jump’ – you say, ‘How high?’”

According to Fraser, one of his co-stars helped him get comfortable.

“Chris O’Donnell – he kicked out the set photographer, who was hiding in one of the bathroom stalls,” Fraser joked. “‘Yeah, Peter, you can go, thank you. You really don’t need to be there, do you?’”

Fraser further explained the rationale behind the scene.

“The point of it was that when Damon’s character says what he says about David, he just reveals who he is. His anti-Semitism and his prejudice is stripped down naked, and it’s ugly,” the star said. “And the door is locked and they fight over it like shaved apes that need to be pulled apart because they’ve run out of things to say to one another, and it just turns into an ugly knuckle-dusting fit.”

According to the Mummy star, Damon’s natural star power helped him to get the role in the first place.

“I just remember thinking, ‘He’s already got the job, and this is my shot here. OK, don’t mess this up; bring things down a size,’” Fraser said.

“I was used to being on stage at that point in my life and playing to the back row, and I knew that I needed to match pitch with Matt, so I felt like I was his wingman or something, and I think that’s why I got hired.”

Fraser’s tale comes as the actor has seen a resurgence in popularity for his work in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale which landed him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor.

This story originally appeared on New York Post and was reproduced with permission

Story Credit: news.com.au

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