Bradley Cooper reveals if he’d do ‘The Hangover 4’

Bradley Cooper reveals if he’d do ‘The Hangover 4’

Bradley Cooper isn’t ruling out returning to comedy. 

In Friday’s episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour, Cooper, 48, was asked if he was putting his comedic past behind him to take more dramatic roles, as he’s getting Oscar buzz for his latest movie, “Maestro.”

“Are you done with fun?” host David Remnick asked. “In other words, if another kinda fun comic role came along, it was three months of your life, it’s not ‘Hangover 5,’ but something of a similar spirit.”

“Well, I would do ‘Hangover 5,’” Cooper said.

“It would be [‘Hangover’] 4 first, but yeah.”

Cooper has become a staple at the Oscars and Golden Globes in recent years, but he first rose to prominence with comedy roles in movies like “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Wedding Crashers” and his breakout, “The Hangover.”

Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Bradley Cooper in “The Hangover.”
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Bradley Cooper has done more drama roles recently, but he’s not ruling out returning to comedy.
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The 2009 film, which spawned two sequels, follows friends Phil Wenneck (Cooper), Stu Price (Ed Helms), Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis), and Doug Billings (Justin Bartha) as they go to Las Vegas for Doug’s bachelor party, but end up losing Doug – and their memories. 

In 2011’s “The Hangover Part II,” the gang goes to Thailand for Stu’s wedding, and in 2013’s “The Hangover Part III,” the gang takes a road trip to get Alan to a rehab facility. 

Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, and Bradley Cooper in “The Hangover.”
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Bradley Cooper said he’d return to “The Hangover” partly because he loves Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis.
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Although Cooper first became known for comedy, in recent years, he’s been in more dramatic Oscar-bait fare, such as “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Sniper” and “A Star is Born.”

For his most recent movie, “Maestro,” which hits Netflix on Dec. 20, he both directed it and stars in it, as Leonard Bernstein. He’s been at the center of controversy for wearing a prosthetic nose in the film, but it’s still been getting Oscar buzz.

Bradley Cooper would return to “The Hangover” not “just to pay the bills,” he said.
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Despite saying he’d return to “The Hangover,” Bradley Cooper said he doesn’t think a fourth movie will happen.
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He was pressed if he would return to “The Hangover” franchise, “not just to pay the bills,” and Cooper maintained his enthusiasm. 

“I would do probably ‘Hangover 4’ in an instant, yeah,” he said, “just because I love Todd Phillips,  I love Zach [Galifianakis], I love Ed [Helms] so much. I probably would, yeah.”

However, he said that just because he would agree to return, it doesn’t mean the movie will happen. 

“I don’t think Todd’s ever going to do that,” he said.

He added that he doesn’t consider comedy to be his only “fun” roles. 

“You said the word ‘fun.’ There’s nothing more fun that I’ve ever experienced than ‘Maestro’ and ‘A Star is Born,’ he said.

“This is me having fun.”

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