Bradley Cooper spoke about preparing to take on the role of Jackson Maine in “A Star Is Born” as he chatted about the film in a new interview.
Cooper, 43, who plays the aging rock star struggling with addiction in the upcoming flick, said he went to visit Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder to get some tips on the movie.
Cooper then admitted that Vedder actually warned him not to do the film at all.
The actor told Yahoo! Entertainment: “He thought it was crazy I was going to do this movie. He was like, ‘What? Bro, don’t do that.’”
He added of spending time with the musician: “I went up to Seattle and spent four or five days with him and I asked him 9,000 questions.”
“And he gave me minor, little things that only musicians know about what to do, just aesthetically and the inner workings… he was wonderful.”
Cooper’s comments come after ET Canada spoke to the actor and his co-star, Lady Gaga, about the movie following its 2018 Toronto Film Festival premiere.
Gaga explained of Cooper’s directorial debut: “It was everything. When you can trust your director and also trust your co-star, the leading actor in the film, it just provides for the ability for me to be vulnerable in ways that I might not be vulnerable in my everyday life.”
Recalling a moment on set, she added, “I’ll never forget when he was checking to see if there was makeup on my face with a makeup wipe. You know, and if there was something there, he’d be like, ‘Take it off! I want to see your face.’”