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See Bradley Cooper Discuss Channeling Joseph Merrick in The Elephant Man

first_img The Elephant Man The Elephant Man headliner Bradley Cooper recently sat down with Charlie Rose on CBS News to discuss his return to Broadway and the profound influence the Bernard Pomerance drama has had on him. While much of his physical transformation into John Merrick is left to the audience’s imagination, Cooper does have his own personal process to channel the real Joseph Merrick. “I have a picture of Joseph in my room,” the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner explains. “I just look at his eyes and I just sit with him in the room for about ten minutes…I might give him a little kiss.” Check out the interview below to learn about Robert De Niro’s four-word review of Cooper’s performance, his extreme transformation for the upcoming film American Sniper and more. Then, catch Cooper in person in The Elephant Man at the Booth Theatre. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Feb. 21, 2015last_img

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