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Bradley Cooper Helped 'The Hangover' Co-Star Ken Jeong Get Through Most Difficult Period Of His Life

Bradley Cooper Helped 'The Hangover' Co-Star Ken Jeong Get Through Most Difficult Period Of His Life

Ken Jeong was shooting for 'The Hangover' with Cooper when he learned that his wife was battling with breast cancer.

There's no doubt that Bradley Cooper is a star for a reason and there are a LOT of people that swoon over his good looks, but fans now have another reason to swoon over him. According to HuffPost, The Masked Singer panelist and comedian Ken Jeong told Entertainment Tonight that Bradley Cooper did a very sweet deed for Jeong and his wife when she was being treated for breast cancer. This was during the shoot of The Hangover that turns 10 years this year. Ken's wife Tran Jeong was receiving chemotherapy while Jeong was shooting in Las Vegas for his role as Mr. Chow in The Hangover with Cooper. 


 
 
 
 
 
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Jeong recalled that Cooper drove him back to Los Angeles to be with his wife, who was too weak to travel. Ken and Tran were forced to spend the rest of the holidays in LA. That was when Bradley Cooper came out to help the family big time. “Bradley had us come over to his place and be with his family,” said Jeong. “It got me through the most difficult period of my life.” Way to go, Cooper.


 
 
 
 
 
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While we are on the topic of Bradley Cooper, we've got to say that A Star Is Born would not have been a success if it weren't for him and Lady Gaga. Cooper recently went live on The Late Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the host showed a particularly moving scene from the movie, and Cooper spoke about how some of the gestures from the scene were not planned ahead but were made up on the spot, and it kind of showed Gaga's abilities. “I think that’s also probably why the audience felt it was so real, those tactile moments,” he said, according to People.

“The way she touches his face with her finger. You pray that an actor is going to do something like that, and she did that in droves throughout the whole shooting process. I was very lucky.” Cooper and Gaga are both up for best-acting awards at the Oscars, and the movie has also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Song and Best Adapted Screenplay.


 
 
 
 
 
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Cooper and Gaga have spent a lot of time praising each other, and the actors met each other before the shoot began when Cooper made a trip to Gaga’s home in Los Angeles, and the two immediately bonded. “We had instant chemistry when I met him,” Gaga said in an interview with Good Morning America. “As soon as I opened the door to my house and saw him, it was like, ‘You hungry?’ We’re both Italian and from the East Coast and before I knew it, I was heating up some leftovers for him and we were eating together.” Bradley Cooper also praised his co-star in the interview and her eyes welled up with tears. “I’m just so glad God gave her the talent that she has and he chose her because that’s quite a vessel to go through,” Cooper said. “Because it’s really what you do with it, and she’s such a beautiful human being.” Bradley Cooper also spoke about the rather deep voice that he used in the movie during The Late Late Show, according to Hollywood Reporter


 
 
 
 
 
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Cooper's co-star Sam Elliott said that the actor and director had "stolen his voice" to play the role of Jackson Maine. "I knew that, as was revealed when I went up onstage to in Vegas, that I had to create a character cause that guy certainly isn't a rock star," Cooper said, talking about his recent appearance at a Lady Gaga concert in Vegas, in which he and his co-star performed their hit song Shallow together.


 
 
 
 
 
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"She asked me to come up onstage at the end of her incredible show that she's doing," he said. "I watched the video back and we sang. I mean we just went up there and sang. I just look like this sort of idiot from Philadelphia who's singing with Lady Gaga. Luckily I was on pitch, thank God. But I was like, 'Oh, Jackson's gone."' Cooper also said that in order to play the role, he really had to get into character. "One of the things I knew I wanted, I wanted to lower my voice, but I didn't want to make him too country," he said about his character. "Sam Elliott is from Sacramento, but his mother was from Texas, so he has this accent that you can't quite place, but it's so wonderfully iconic." But will he be able to turn on his Jackson Maine voice easily? The actor admitted, "I don't think I could."


 
 
 
 
 
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There is a process involved in how he changes his voice. "First of all, I would do this warm-up all the time and there was a tagline," he said. "The first six months I could only do it like this. I would go to sleep. My throat would hurt, and I thought, 'Well, this is never going to happen.' That's what I was most terrified of, was his voice." He was also asked if he would be using Maine's voice to perform at the Oscars.


 
 
 
 
 
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"He's gone. I'm not going to try to get him back, but it will be me singing," Cooper said. Bradley Cooper also added that he will probably just stick to his tux for his performance at the Oscars and that he plans on meeting his vocal trainer from the film to prepare for the performance. "I hope to be present and enjoy it and hopefully people will love the song sung that night," he said. 


 
 
 
 
 
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