New Hollywood Beef Unlocked: Is Bradley Cooper Coming For Cillian Murphy?
This isn’t likely to help Maestro win the Oscar.
- Both Bradley Cooper 's Maestro and Christopher Nolan 's Oppenheimer are predicted to take home a round of prestigious awards.
- Since Bradley Cooper not only directed the film but also starred in it, his performance may also be recognized.
- In a recent interview, the actor referenced his preparation in a way that seemed to target Cillian Murphy 's Oppenheimer role.
As trends come full circle and bring the glamor of the 2000s back into our everyday lives, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood trends from that era made a comeback.
The only difference is that while low-rise jeans only send a wave of shudders through all the millennials who were forced to wear them in high school, the celebrity culture back then was so toxic that it traumatized too many people just for being public figures.
While we can hope that this time around the only entertainment will be the joint movie promotions and romance speculation that are pre-determined by PR teams and go according to the actors' wishes, leave it to the Internet to make the drama out of the rest.
Celebrity beefs and public trash-talking is exactly the trend we didn't want to return to, but it seems to be resurfacing anyway.
Bradley Cooper vs. Cillian Murphy
All eyes are now on the star of Hangover, Bradley Cooper, who was recently out on the press circuit promoting the movie Maestro.
The film was not only Cooper's directorial effort but also one of his most dramatic roles, as he portrays Leonard Bernstein. The actor, who stars opposite Carey Mulligan and Matt Bomer, is predicted to receive an Oscar nomination for his work, which would be well-deserved considering the critical response to Maestro.
However, fans believe that the success has gotten to Cooper's head too much, as he seems to be engaging in some very questionable behavior. In a recent Variety Actors on Actors feature, where he was paired with Emma Stone for an interview, the actor mentioned the amount of time he feels it takes to prepare for the role.
“This wasn’t like you got a call, and in six months you’re going to do it. This had to have taken years,” Cooper said.
The phrase itself wouldn't be so bad if fans hadn't heard it from Cillian Murphy for months while promoting Oppenheimer. The "phone call and a shoot in six months" is exactly how the actor described his experience, so Cooper's words seem oddly specific and very targeted.
Whether this is a true dig or just an unfortunate coincidence, we may never know. But if you want to see Maestro and make up your mind about whether Bradley Cooper's acting matches his preparation, you can stream the movie on Netflix starting December 20.