Brendan Fraser reveals the scene in ‘The Mummy’ where he ‘nearly’ died

Rick O''Connell (played by Brendan Fraser, left) faces a new threat in "The Mummy Returns."
Photo credit Keith Hamshere/Universal Studios

Brendan Fraser’s character in “The Mummy” franchise had many brushes with death throughout the films, but the actor says that one of those scenes got a little too close for comfort.

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Fraser appeared on Tuesday’s episode of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” where he shared that a scene in which his character was being hanged caused him to get “choked out accidentally” in real life.

“I was standing on my toes like this,” he said, miming that he had a rope around his neck but he could only move so far. The director told him that it didn’t look like he was convincingly choking and asked for one more take.

When they began to film the scene again, “the camera swooped around and I went up on the toes, and the guy holding the rope above me, he pulled it up a little higher and I was stuck on my toes, I had nowhere to go but down. And so, he was pulling up and I was going down,” said Fraser.

The next thing the “George of the Jungle” star remembers is that his “elbow was in my ear, the world was sideways, there was gravel in my teeth, and everyone was really quiet.”

Well, almost everyone was quiet, as the stunt coordinator tasked with waking him up told him “congratulations, you’re in the club! The same thing happened to Mel Gibson on ‘Braveheart!’”

Fraser told Entertainment Weekly that he’d be open to doing another “Mummy” movie, but that he hasn’t been approached “officially” for a reboot, though fans have been asking him about it for years.

“I’ve been having a great time in recent years, in my so-called hiatus, going to fan conventions, keeping it real, meeting everybody and thanking them personally for putting me where I am,” he said.

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