Rachel Weisz Allegedly Dropped Out of ‘The Mummy 3’ Because Her Character Got ‘Old’

Rachel Weisz Allegedly Dropped Out of ‘The Mummy 3’ Because Her Character Got ‘Old’

Rachel Weisz is one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed character actors. The Academy Award winner has been a force in the entertainment business for more than two decades. Weisz has been acting professionally since the early ’90s. But it wasn’t until she appeared in the action epic The Mummy that she became a star in American films. While Weisz went on to appear in the film’s blockbuster sequel, The Mummy Returns, she wasn’t in the 2008 franchise finale, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Empire — reportedly, due to the fact that the movie would have required her character to age too drastically.

Rachel Weisz had her breakthrough role as Evelyn Carnahan in ‘The Mummy’

Rick (played by Brendan Fraser, left) and Evelyn (played by Rachel Weisz) brace themselves for trouble in “The Mummy Returns.” | Keith Hamshere/Universal Studios

Born and raised in London, Weisz started modeling when she was just 14 years old. Her striking looks earned her acclaim. And according to IMDb, by the early ’90s, she was landing acting roles in English productions and films. For several years, Weisz acted in both screen and stage productions. In 1999, her career trajectory would get supercharged when she appeared as Evelyn Carnahan in The Mummy