‘Doom Patrol’ Actor Brendan Fraser Nearly Killed By Snake On Set Of ‘The Mummy’

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Doom Patrol star Brendan Fraser recounted what could have been a fatal encounter with a snake while filming The Mummy.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Universal’s The Mummy, a loose remake of the 1932 film of the same name. To celebrate the occasion, Entertainment Weekly discussed the legacy of The Mummy with lead star Brendan Fraser, who recounted some of the real dangers they faced while filming in Morocco.

Among those potential threats were yellow dotted snakes that Brendan Fraser and the rest of The Mummy team were warned to stay away from. However, as Brendan Fraser recalls, a bathroom break ended with him fleeing as fast as possible after encountering one of those snakes:

“They sent a memo out on the call sheet describing a type of snake that, I think, it had yellow dots on it,. They said, ‘If you see this kind of snake, do not go near it. Walk — or run away. Because, at best, if it bites you, maybe they’ll amputate your limb. Anyway, there I was, pissing down a rock, and I look down, and there’s the yellow dot snake. I was like, ‘F—!‘ I just ran for it.”

Brendan Fraser can now be seen portraying Robotman on DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, which was recently renewed for a second season.

Doom Patrol stars Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Doom Patrol season one is now available on DC Universe.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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