45-year-old actor, Bradley Cooper has recalled beingÂ naked for 6 hours on setÂ of his upcoming movie â€œNightmare Alley.â€
In an interview withÂ KCRWâ€™s â€œThe Business", CooperÂ recalled filming a bathtub scene opposite actress Toni Collette, 49. He noted that acting nude was no joke and quite an experience for him.
The actor said;
â€œI can still remember that day, just to be naked in front of the crew for six hours, and it was Toni Colletteâ€™s first day.
â€œIt was just like, â€˜Whoa.â€™ It was pretty heavy.
â€œThe content of what the movie is, what we were exploring, in order to do it in a real way, it demanded that weâ€™d be naked emotionally and soulfully.â€
Cooper added that filming a nude scene was a â€œbig dealâ€ for him, especially doing so in a project with director Guillermo del Toro.
â€œI remember reading in the script and thinking, â€˜Heâ€™s a pickled punk in that bathtub and itâ€™s [the] story. You have to do it.â€™â€
On how he got into the character, Cooper said;
Â â€œIt really is akin to putting on a minerâ€™s kit, hat and flashlight, and looking at each other and then going down in the tunnel, knowing that you may be excavating a route that wonâ€™t ever get you to the end that day but you come back up and go down again the next day."
Cooper previously discussed the setbacks he faced while filming the movie during the pandemic, inÂ an interview at the Tribeca Film Festival in June last year.
â€œWe have been making â€™Nightmare Alleyâ€™ for the last two and a half years.
â€œIt was a unique experience, going through the pandemic, taking six months off, and revisiting it. We not only became lifelong friends, but it was an artistic experience.â€