The Oscar-nominated actor has opened up about his past struggles, revealing that he devoted himself to drugs after his completion of the action thriller series Alias.
Bradley Cooper is becoming real about his past battles with drugs and alcohol.
He A Star Has Been Born The actor-director has revealed how he fell in the final – difficult – after the completion of the action thriller series by Jennifer Garner Alias in the early 2000s, the New York Post reports.
Cooper was outspoken about his substance abuse problems at Amazon Music and Wondery’s SmartLess podcast, co-presented with actors Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Sean Hayes.
“I was so lost and addicted to cocaine, that was the other thing,” said Cooper, 47.
“I cut my Achilles tendon right after I was fired Alias. ”
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The father of an i Silver Linings game book The Oscar nominee added that he also faced “zero self-esteem” and detailed his struggles with chemical abuse in the early days of his career.
“It simply came to our notice then. I thought I got it when I received an ad from Wendy’s. As for ‘made it’, that’s when I did it, “said Cooper, who is currently filming Masteran already controversial biopic of the legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.
“It simply came to our notice then [it]moving to Los Angeles by Alias feeling that he had returned to high school. I couldn’t enter any club, no girl wanted to look at me. “
In short, “I was totally depressed. It wasn’t really up to The hangover. I was 36 when I did it The hangover, so I had to go through all these things before fame even came into my existence on a daily basis. So all this happened before all this. “
Arnett, 52, said Cooper “having these findings and having that change allowed him” to be his true self.
“It’s true,” Cooper said. “I definitely made great strides between the ages of 29 and 33, 34, where I could at least stand in front of someone and breathe, listen and talk.”
Cooper credited Arnett, who has been open about alcoholism, with talking to him about his struggles in July 2004 and putting him on a “path to deciding to change my life.”
He Development stopped The star then stated that he saw a “difference” in Cooper and said, “It’s been great to see you in this place and be comfortable. Nothing has made me happier. It has made me happy to see Don’t be so happy with who you are. “
The role of Cooper Alias was reduced to 2003 and his character was dropped in season 2.
He said GQ in 2013 that his drug and alcohol problems were going to “sabotage my whole life” if I didn’t get help.
“I think the job was getting done. The only thing I’ve learned in life is the best thing I can do is accept who I am and then do my best, and then whatever happens,” he said. moment.
“The more steps I take to not do that, the farther I am from fulfilling any potential it would have.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and was reproduced with permission.