Bradley Cooper on ‘Silver Linings’ Jennifer Lawrence: ‘She’s special’

Bradley Cooper has recently praised his Silver Linings Playbook co-star Jennifer Lawrence. Speaking to Flicks and Bits, Cooper admitted that he was initially doubtful when he heard that Lawrence had been cast, because she is considerably younger than the character described in Matthew Quick’s novel, but after a conversation with Jen, he cast his doubts very quickly.

Working opposite with Jennifer Lawrence, what it like when you were told she would be playing Tiffany?
“With Jennifer Lawrence, I?d never met her and I?d never seen ?Winters Bone.? But I was told that she was an incredible actress. There were a lot of women jockeying for that role, and she really wanted it. She?s young, she?s was only 21 at the time so I was like, ?Wow, she?s going to play that character.? And I had one conversation with her on the phone and I knew right away that this was going to work, this dynamic was going to work. She?s special.”

ICYDK: In the interview, Bradley mentioned that some great actresses were also considered for the lead female role that went to Jen. The list includes: Rachel McAdams, Olivia Wilde, Angelina Jolie, Anne Hathaway, Elizabeth Banks, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Kirsten Dunst and Andrea Riseborough