Director Stephen Sommers Shares Memories of ‘The Mummy’ 25th Anniversary

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Stephen Sommers reflects on the casting decisions and challenges faced during the making of the 1999 blockbuster film “The Mummy.” Sommers reveals that he chose Brendan Fraser for the lead role due to his unique mix of charm and warmth, while Rachel Weisz’s role as Evelyn Carnahan was a career-defining opportunity for her. He also shares memories of on-set challenges, including dealing with intense heat and sandstorms, as well as a stunt mish