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.
By the end of its theater run, George of the Jungle had proved to be a box-office hit, grossing almost $175 million worldwide. Fast forward a little over 20 years later, and the film was brought up in a TV interview with Mann. But few people could’ve predicted what was to happen next, however.