Truly great actors can make a role their own and convince you that they might be almost anyone you could imagine. Sometimes, though, fact and fiction become blurred – and relationships between characters can slip over into reality. Take Brendan Fraser and Leslie Mann, for instance. When the two former co-stars recently reunited, it emerged that their on-screen romance in George of the Jungle had thrown up some very real emotions for them.
Fraser – later made famous by The Mummy – and comedic actress Mann were perhaps not the most unlikely pairing. After all, they were both young, attractive people in their twenties when they starred in George of the Jungle, which was released in 1997. A muscular Fraser played the eponymous protagonist, George, while Mann was Ursula, portraying a “Jane” character opposite his Tarzan.