Bradley Cooper on Jennifer Lawrence's Comedy Chops
November 13, 2012
Bradley Cooper appears in the offbeat film Silver Linings Playbook with Jennifer Lawrence and he says the Oscar-nominated actress does a great job showcasing her comedy skills in a compelling role as a sex addict.
Speaking at a New York screening of the film on Monday night, Bradley said the Hunger Games star was "incredible" in the role. "Actually if you know her at all, she's closest to this role I think in her real life," he said. "She's very funny and her timing in incredible, she's very off-the-cuff and you never really know what to expect, in a wonderful way."
Bradley responded to comments made by Jennifer that he actually picked up the film's dance routines faster than she did. "Well, I had a lot easier time because the woman usually has the brunt of all the hard moves, so she really worked her tail off.' He also laughed off Jennifer's suggestion that he could someday win Dancing with the Stars.
Silver Linings Playbook -- hitting theaters November 21 -- stars Bradley as Pat Solatano, a grown man living with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert De Niro) after losing his house, job and wife -- and spending eight months in a state institution on a plea bargain. Determined to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, Pat meets a mysterious girl named Tiffany (Jennifer), who has her own set of issues, but offers to help him reconnect with his wife if he'll do something very important in return.
Watch the video to also learn about Julia Stiles' role and to hear Chris Tucker talk about working with the film's talented cast.