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Bradley Cooper on ‘Maestro,’ Music “Seeping” Into Next Film and Attending Glastonbury With Michael Fassbender to See Metallica

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Oscar and BAFTA nominee Bradley Cooper shared insight into his work on Maestro and other movies, his next film and his career in London on Wednesday evening during a British Film Institute (BFI) event. Answering questions from filmmaker Stephen Daldry (The Crown, The Hours), he also lauded the talents of such co-stars as Carey Mulligan, Lady Gaga, Emma Stone and Jennifer Lawrence, and described Clint Eastwood and Robert De Niro as idols.

In a wide-ranging chat, Cooper also entertained the audience with stories about attending the Glastonbury music festival with Michael Fassbender and why he loves the voice of Sam Elliott.

Given Cooper’s directing and acting work on the music-themed Maestro and A Star Is Born and his love for music, Daldry asked if his next film as an actor/director, believed to be Is This Thing On? with friend Will Arnett, would again have musical overtones. “Our next movie is a tiny little movie that we’re going to shoot in the fall, a little $10 million movie,” Cooper shared, signaling it had no music focus. “But it’s funny, music is seeping its way in,” he then quipped. “I can’t help it.” Cooper didn’t share more details.

The star spoke with much passion about his films, including Netflix’s Maestro, which focuses on the relationship between Leonard Bernstein and his wife. Cooper shared that he slept little and had to go get his hair and makeup done early during parts of the Maestro shoot. “I got there four and a half hours before crew call,” he recalled about a cathedral shooting day. “We would create Lenny in the trailer.”

Overall, “I wasn’t sleeping much,” Cooper said. “I was sleeping probably three and a half, four hours a night for the whole movie.” He added with a smile, “I love naps.”

Daldry lauded Cooper for getting such strong performances out of his co-stars when he acts and directs. Cooper thanked him for the compliment before…

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