For Bradley Cooper, it's just the way the business works. The Hollywood A-list star made no mention of his co-star Jamie Dornan getting axed from his upcoming film, Burnt even though it's been making waves in the gossip blogs lately. Instead, the actor, who probably isn't even aware that Dornan was in the film to begin with, talked about how food played a key factor in his childhood.
According to Xpose on Tuesday, Cooper said he finds it "soothing" to be around food.
He explained, "When I was a kid I would screw up cooking with my grandmother. It was an Italian family, so cooking was a huge part of it. Being around food is very soothing to me. My grandfather had a garlic business. I grew up with that environment, and it reminds me of my childhood... I actually learnt how much I can't cook by doing this film."
Dornan was supposed to be the other headlining name in the film, but unfortunately his scenes ended up on the cutting room floor.
An insider explained, "It's embarrassing. Being in Fifty Shades of Grey seems to be getting Jamie dropped from movies which he had already been cast in rather than landing him big new roles."
The source added, "Some people thought having him pop up on screen would be distracting. They're hoping to generate Oscar buzz with Burnt, and featuring the star of the most widely panned film of 2015 wasn't going to do the project any favors really."
"Burnt" hits theaters next month.