BRADLEY Cooper recently shared a life-threatening encounter he had a few years ago on a New York subway.
The 46-year-old actor has had a successful career and is best known for his role in the 2018 remake of A Star is Born.
Bradley Cooper talks about his life-threatening encounter in 2019
What happened during the attack?
In October 2019, Bradley Cooper was on his way to pick up his now 4-year-old daughter Lea when he said he was “held by the knife”.
In an interview on the Armchair Expert podcast, Cooper said he was “too comfortable” in town.
He said he was on the subway when a man walked up to him and he remembers how young the man looked.
“I’m against the post like it’s ‘The French Connection’ or some shit, and then I turned around. I looked down and I see a knife, “said Cooper.
The knife, he said, was apparently two and a half inches long with a wooden handle. “I remember thinking, oh, it’s a nice knife.”
He said that because he was less vigilant in the city, he wore headphones in both ears and could not hear anything.
“I have my headphones on all the time and I can’t hear anything. I only hear music. So it is scored, the whole thing is scored, ”he said.
And he ran.
Cooper jumped over turnstiles and hid around corners, told Cooper he jumped up the steps on Seventh Avenue and turned around briefly to snap photos of his attacker.
He said he ran to a police SUV and hurried to tell them the story while showing them the photos he had taken.
Cooper said, “The (cop) kept saying … ‘Are you stabbed?’ I said, ‘No, no, no.’ And he says, ‘No, see if you’re stabbed.’ “
Luck was on his side that day, but Cooper was persistent, he had just made himself “far, far too comfortable in the city”.
What uncertainties does Bradley Cooper have?
Cooper never considered himself an attractive man, he said in his interview with the Armchair Expert podcast.
As a younger child, he was embarrassed and said that people treated him like a “china doll” when they picked him up.
But the real zinger came in 2011 when he was voted the sexiest man in the world by People Magazine, he thought it was a joke.
He said people protested that he had won over actor Ryan Gosling, and when Good Morning America made the announcement, the excitement was muted.
He said the co-host, whom he didn’t name, said, “‘Oh, it’s Bradley Cooper.’
“Literally like this … I’m not kidding. I went oh shit My fears are correct. “
Bradley Cooper encountered self-loathing and insecurities about himselfPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
He got addicted after reading the answers, saying it was a “narcissistic endeavor of self-hatred,” and comments influenced him to the point where he realized he needed to work on himself.
“I remember reading comments and they said your biggest fears. How: he’s dirty. He is ugly. … I thought: Holy shit. “
It wasn’t until he met Dax Shepard, who happened to interview him on the podcast, that he started putting his life together.
He said that Shepard was his “lifeline” during his years in Hollywood and his greatest supporter through his alcohol and drug use.
Cooper said he and Shepard were “so insecure” when they met, and “cannot imagine going these years without (him)”.
Will Bradley Cooper star in any of the upcoming films?
A prolific actor, Cooper has appeared in well-known films including Wedding Crashers (2005), American Hustle (2013), and A Star is Born (2018).
After a two-year hiatus, he returns with his film Licorice Pizza.
The film is a romantic comedy set in the San Fernando Valley in 1973 that focuses on navigating his character’s first love.
Cooper will release another film before the end of the year. Nightmare Alley will be released on December 17, 2021.
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