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Bradley Cooper Fondly Recalls Humble Beginnings Filming Gay Sex In A Shed

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Three consecutive Oscar-nominated performances is no small feat, but that’s the surreal reality Bradley Cooper finds himself in.

Long before all that — on his first film set, no less — Cooper found himself in an arguably less glamorous circumstance: in a shed, in the rain, filming a rather realistic gay sex scene for 2001’s Wet Hot American Summer.

But if you think the American Sniper actor is tight-lipped about the encounter, think again.

During an appearance on Late Night With Seth Myers, Cooper waxed poetic about his career beginnings:

“I remember we kept our socks on,” Cooper said, laughing. “Big tube socks. And we put [on] a lot of, you know, that sweat stuff, that glistening gel.”

He added that, “the joke of that scene was to make it like the one serious scene in the whole movie. The whole movie is jokes and then that one scene is dead [serious]. Shot seriously, lit well.”

He also recalled the anxiety shared with his scene partner Michael Ian Black on set. “We were both trying to pretend it wasn’t going to happen when we first met,” Cooper said. “I remember playing ping-pong with him knowing that the countdown to the sex scene is like two weeks away, pretending that everything is fine.”

The two reprised their characters for this year’s Netflix original miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp.

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