TAKING A WALK ON THE FILMIC SIDE, TRANSITING THE VINTAGE ROADS.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Bradley Cooper & Irina Shayk in London
The stage door of the Theatre Royal Haymarket is about to be mobbed. For tonight is the opening of The Elephant Man, fresh from Broadway and starring hot Hollywood property Bradley Cooper wearing nothing but a loincloth. When Cooper was a drama student in 1999 on holiday in London he “took the pink line” to the Royal London Hospital, where Merrick was treated, and used his charm to persuade a member of staff to take him on a tour of the garden where The Elephant Man practised walking. It’s not all intense swotting up from the actor though, with friends saying he’s “intellectual but also great fun”.
New girlfriend Irina Shayk will be joining him on this trip — so prepare for Brad-ina sightings near the Notting Hill house he is said to be renting. The Russian model, aged 29, and Cooper were seen kissing at Novikov restaurant in Mayfair last week and have been dating since April. Date night with Cooper could take Shayk anywhere in London — he has been seen eating at an eclectic selection of restaurants including Burger King Leicester Square and J Sheekey with Anna Wintour (they have a shared interest in tennis and Cooper will be here to perk up rain delays during Wimbledon). A friend says he doesn’t like celebrity haunts, it’s why he prefers New York to more starry Los Angeles.
Wedding Crashers was his big break, when he was 30, and then came The Hangover. At that point, believe it or not, one casting director described him as “not fuckable”.
If you can’t make it to this performance, there are plenty of other places to catch Cooper. He has a cameo in television show Limitless, new film Aloha, with Emma Stone, is out in September and his latest collaborator is Beyoncé — they are doing a remake of A Star is Born. Source: www.standard.co.uk
ET caught up with Aloha stars Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone at a special screening of in London, where Emma filled us in on the one place in the world she does not want to visit.
Model Irina Shayk attends a celebrity party during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2015 in Cannes, France.