It's a good time to be Bradley Cooper. The actor currently has a number one movie at the box office in Limitless, and is about to embark on yet another promotional tour for The Hangover Part II. I caught up with the actor this morning about how relieved he is now that Limitless is a success and gearing up for The Hangover sequel — with a new, longer trailer that hits next week!
BuzzSugar: How was it watching the film for the first time?
Bradley Cooper: Being an executive producer, I got to see the movie like 100 times. We did a lot of reshoots and adding and voice-over. You're constantly tweaking it, so there was no first time I saw the movie.
BS: Was it different watching it with an audience?
BC: I saw it with an audience at the premiere, and premiere audience is always hard to tell, but they seemed to really like it.
BS: You're obviously still promoting the movie; is it less stressful now that it's already out?
BC: Oh my god, yeah.
BS: You're going to seamlessly transition into promoting The Hangover Part II. Do you feel like there's less pressure on you since the movie was such a success?
BC: I think there's pressure with any movie. There's no scenario in which there's no pressure, if you want it to do well, which I assume one would. If anything, there's maybe more pressure with the second one just because there's a built-in audience that you don't want to disappoint.
BS: We've only seen a short teaser for the movie; will we get to see more before the release?
BC: There's a big trailer coming out April 1.
BS: We'll mark our calendar! Do you think the less you know about this movie, the better?
BC: I gotta say, that's one of my favorite teasers of all time. Todd [Phillips] just knows how to sell and tell a story. You want to entice the viewer without saturating the viewer with the whole story, then there's nothing to see.
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BS: Well, what else can you tease us with about the movie?
BC: We got a drug dealing monkey, Mike Tyson's back, Stu's getting married in Thailand, and Mr. Chow is back.
BS: Now that you've proved you can take on these heavier roles, do you think you'll spend more time doing those kinds of projects or stick to comedies?
BC: Oh, I'd love to do both.
BS: What can you tell us about your next film, The Words?
BC: It's a great script, about a writer who takes a drug called NZT . . . Ha ha, no, it sounds like a very similar story line [to Limitless]. He's a writer, and it's interesting. I think Jeremy Irons is going to do it. It's a really cool story actually. It's kind of complicated; it's like three story lines at once. It's sort of like The Hours. It's about a guy who comes across this manuscript, and he writes it for his own and has to deal with the consequences of that.