Bradley Cooper wanted to do such a good job on his new film Guardians of the Galaxy that he asked helmer James Gunn not to be soft on him when directing the August 1, 2014 release.
The actor portrays Rocket Raccoon in the flick and James claimed that the star stayed in the recording studio to voice the part until his eyes were bloodshot, voice was sore and he was bleeding from his nose and ears.
The Marvel movie sounds like it will be amazing if Brad’s efforts are anything to go by.
"It's been great. The great thing about [James] is that I tried to set the ground rules early. I said, 'Look, you don't have to sugar-coat anything. Just tell me exactly what you want,'" Bradley told MTV News.
Bradley Cooper worked extra hard on his Guardians of the Galaxy character (WENN)
"I think he was basically going like, 'Did you think I would do anything else?'"
James had separately mentioned that the CGI raccoon would be the heart of the sci-fi superhero motion picture.
However Bradley believes Chris Pratt’s half alien character, Star-Lord, who’s like "Han Solo and Luke combined" might be.
"I think Rocket is dynamic," Bradley added about the pair balancing each other out. "He's the sort of Joe Pesci in Goodfellas guy. You need Henry Hill."
Bradley is also working on an untitled project by Cameron Crowe and mentioned that the director plays music for his cast in between filming, one of the songs which included a personal favourite, the Beatles’ Rocky Raccoon.
When he was offered the part in Guardians of the Galaxy he couldn’t help but mention the link to James.
"This is actually kind of crazy. Talk about a weird thing. Rocky Raccoon is one of my favourite songs," the American Hustle star revealed. "For some reason, it just f**king kills me. It's pathetic; it destroys me," he admitted.
"When the role of Rocket Raccoon came upon us, I was talking to James Gunn and I said, 'I'm doing this movie now, and we're always tripping on Rocky Raccoon. Isn't it weird that I'm playing Rocket Raccoon?'
“He told me that was the inspiration for the character, that song. I don't know if that's the truth, but it's what he said, which if that's the truth, it's kind of insane."
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