This is not a good idea.
I could just say Bradley Cooper’s not goth and leave it at that. But he’s SO not right for this. He’s got no stillness. No underlying pain. No darkness. No…brood. There’s no way I’d ever look at him and think that he ever thought wearing all black, stompy boots and eyeliner was a way to go out at night. He’s not a rock guitarist. He’s not…
Oh, please, do I need to go on?
The quote that bothers me the most on MTV:
“The Spanish director of 28 Days Later is said to have met with Cooper in Spain recently, where the two hit it off and shared a vision for the character and the film,” according to the report. “Relativity would not confirm the talks but sources say Cooper, currently in theaters in Relativity’s hit thriller Limitless, is keen to board the project.”
I don’t care how keen he is to do the movie, he’s not right for the role.
Bradley, I’m going to be honest here. If you really want to be a serious actor and you’re not a narcissist, then you’ll step away from this project. Not because you can’t do the role. Maybe you can. I mean, it’s possible.
But are you really the best person for it? Or are you taking advantage of your name recognition (and the heat behind you currently) to live out a dream at the expense of the fans and, possibly, your credibility as an actor?
Why not step back and let someone else have a shot at it.
If you are really keen on the project, then you’ll want to do it justice.
Maybe even take another role. Indulge your dark side. Break some rules. Lend your name recognition.
But not as the lead.