Actor Bradley Cooper admitted that he would have quit his acting career if it was not for Paul Thomas Anderson. Paul Thomas Anderson is the director and the writer of ‘Licorice Pizza’.
This film was the first film he worked on during the Covid Pandemic. He shared it in a conversation with actor Mahershala Ali on Variety's ‘Actors on Actors’.
The actor talked about his love for his acting career “I just turned 47, I’ve been doing this for a long time. I have a crazy work ethic. That is definitely true.”
“I am deeply aware of how fortunate I am to absolutely love and love what I do. I mean LOVE”.
"I don’t know if I ever dreamt this big. I don’t even know if I allowed myself to. Shame on me if I don’t work hard, and I’m here now. I’m not going to squander this. No way, man. No way. It all comes from love."
After revealing that Paul Thomas Anderson was the reason he did not quit acting, he revealed his reaction to getting the role.
He said, “ When he called me to, maybe, be in his movie, Mahershala, I mean really, I think I’d open up a door in his movie. I’d do anything.”
He spent three and half weeks with Paul, watching all the camera tests. ‘He was teaching me all about lenses, things I never knew. He’s just incredible’.
“I was like a sponge. I’m not sure I’ve ever trusted a director as much as I’ve trusted Paul.
Such a great timing for Paul Thomas Anderson to offer a role and now Bradley Cooper is still doing what he loves the most!