Bradley Cooper Interview - The Hangover, ShoWest 2009
2009 is looking like it could be Bradley Cooper's year. Cooper has four movies coming out in 2009 including the buddy roadtrip comedy 'The Hangover', and he earned the Comedy Star of the Year award from ShoWest.
Transcript: Bradley Cooper Interview - The Hangover, ShoWest 2009Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at 2009 ShoWest.
Bradley Cooper – Comedy Star of the Year Award WinnerHow was making The Hangover with Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis?
Bradley Cooper: "Yeah, it was incredible. You know, it's funny. Every time I come to Vegas prior I would sort of get jittery with the slot machines and the bells. But we shot here for a month and a half – we stayed at Caesar's Palace – and I flew in here today and I just felt totally relaxed because we had been through everything doing that movie here. I mean, when you see it – if you see it, hopefully you will, it's fantastic – if you had to imagine what would a crazy night be like, and I had like a week to figure it out, I still couldn't have come up with what Todd Phillips had come up with for this movie. Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, they were just… It doesn't really get any better than them. So I just had a ball. It was fantastic. Mike Tyson's in the movie, Carrot Top. I mean it's insane."
With four movies coming out in 2009, what are you doing to prepare yourself for the attention if they all do well?
Bradley Cooper: "A lot of nothing. Why? Should I be worried?"
Do you feel you're grounded enough to handle it?
Bradley Cooper: "Oh god no. No, no, no."
How do you prepare for a role?
Bradley Cooper: "You know what? I like to say that there's one formula that I have but it's ever evolving. It certainly starts with reading the script and I either feel like I can do it or not. It almost is tangible. And then it's about the filmmaker and who you're going to act with – the other actors. And then it's just about… You know, it's a tricky thing. It's just about finding whatever way I can find in to then behave in such way that I believe that what I'm saying I'm actually saying. Whatever I have to do so that I believe what I'm saying. It's basically that simple. If I know I'm acting, then you certainly are going to think I'm acting. But if I actually believe what I'm saying, that's the goal."