Bradley Cooper speaks French. I found this video about a year ago, but I figure it’s time to share it with the rest of the world, if you haven’t already seen it.
Au dessous, la traduction:
**PS- In order to better understand the interview, you should know that the French translation for his movie, The Hangover, is called Very Bad Trip.
Woman: The first surprise is that evidently you speak French! Where did you learn how to speak our language so well!?
BC: Well, I don’t speak as well as the man who dubs me in the French version of the movie, but thank you! I learned in Aix en Provence, actually. I went to college in the United States and I did an exchange program with the university in Aix. I lived with a French host family who only spoke French, so really I was obliged to learn the language. And it was so great, I’m so lucky.
Woman: Bravo! You are mastering our language very well! So Very Bad Trip made you a star at 33 or 34 years old, yes?
Woman: You were sort of unknown before then; how can you explain the success of this comedy?
BC: Honestly, I can’t explain it. We didn’t know that… (stumbles) we were filming the movie in Las Vegas with a naked Chinese man who was hiding in the trunk of a car, who would have thought this film would have been so successful, eh? The only thing I can tell you is that we laughed so much, everyday, when we were filming. It was honestly a miracle that everyone loved it as much as we did.
Woman: As I mentioned before, you became globally famous later in life, not too early, or too young, for that matter. Has that helped you today?
BC: Yes, you’re right. I’m 36 now, and I realize that it’s important for me, in my life now; if I had been younger, I expect it would have been more difficult to tell the differences between reality and pure stardom.
Woman: Very Bad Trip was very successful, are you worried about the success of the sequel?
BC: No because thanks to the film, I am so happy with the film; our director is the best–absolutely brilliant. Zach is one of the funniest comedians in the US. I’m just so happy with anyone watching it, because I love the film so much, myself.
Woman: Do you have plans for #3?
BC: We’ll see how the fans respond to number 2, but yes, I would love to do a third.
Woman: We saw advertisements for a new film, Limitless, for which you have one of the main roles, whereas Robert De Niro is a minor character. He’s your idol, right?
BC: Yes, he is! He’s the main reason I sought out to become an actor, actually. It’s like I’m dreaming with this film. Robert’s one of my good friends now; he’s an incredible guy. I love him!
Woman: It’s almost like a plateau, being a replica of Robert De Niro, isn’t it evident?
BC: I don’t understand…
Woman: To act alongside him… it’s impressive!
BC: Yes but it’s weird because it’s easy when you’re filming a specific scene, he’s so with it, he knows what he wants, he knows what he believes, he’s easy to talk to.
Woman: Alright, so after Very Bad Trip, you have Limitless, and then afterwards, what are your plans when it comes to acting? To give George Clooney a run for his money?
BC: Hahaha, George Clooney, no he’s the best, he’s the king. No for me, I just want to learn more and improve my acting with a wide range of experiences, that’s all. It’s very simple. I want to work with incredible directors.
Woman: Thank you very much for joining us, it was so awesome of you to speak in French with us!
BC: Thank You!