Bradley Cooper sits down with "Inside the Actor's Studio" host James Lipton in Monday night's episode where among other things, the actor talks about how perception of him changed after he did "Wedding Crashers."
"On 'Alias'and television, Bradley was what the audience thinks of as a dramatic actor," Lipton said, "Then, along came a movie called 'Wedding Crashers.' And a 'brand new' Bradley Cooper was born. Or WAS it a brand new Bradley?"
"That’s the crazy thing about this business," Cooper said. "On 'Alias,' I played the nicest guy in the world and then I would try to audition for movies after that and the feedback was like 'Wow, Bradley’s such a nice guy,' 'Yeah, I don’t really see him in that part,' and after 'Wedding Crashers,' 'Bradley? Yeah, he’s an a--hole.'"
Cooper also told Lipton that he learned a great deal from his cast mates in "Wedding Crashers."
"(Vince Vaughn), Oh man. He is a force of nature, that guy. He taught me so much. Talk about a guy who gives it all and then he would just be so free to fail," he said. "Then you had Owen (Wilson) who was just the perfect counterpart to him. He is, in my mind,incapable of anything inauthentic. I got to watch Christopher Walken do his work in it, which is great."
The full interview airs this Monday at 7 p.m. ET on Bravo.