While TV fans of Alias are quite massive fans of Bradley Cooper’s time on the series as Sydney Bristow’s friend Will Tippin, however, for Bradley Cooper it is quite a different story.
Cooper spent three seasons on the ABC series between the years 2001 and 2003 and he terms those years as quite difficult. Cooper opened up about the same time while he was addicted to cocaine while making an appearance on the Smartless podcast ((via PopCulture), even revealing that he was “so lost”.
Bradley Cooper Talks About His Cocaine Addiction
Talking about his addiction problem to Smartless co-hosts Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, and Sean Hayes, Cooper talked about his addiction and his lack of self-esteem around the time he went on to bid farewell to the series.
“I was so lost, and I was addicted to cocaine — that was the other thing,” Cooper said. “I severed my Achilles tendon right after I got fired-slash-quit Alias and struggled with zero self-esteem.”
He also revealed that part of the issue came from trying to reconcile what he believed success would be with the way things played out in his personal life.
“I thought I made it when I got a Wendy’s commercial,” Cooper said. “In terms of the ‘made it’ thing, that’s when I made it. But I definitely did not feel, moving to Los Angeles for Alias feeling like I was back in high school. I could not get into any clubs, no girls wanted to look at me. I was totally depressed.”
Cooper Eventually Made A Successful Comeback
Cooper does look back on the Alias exit positively — noting that he had “the benefit of that happening when I was 29” — and ever since, the actor has seen some serious success. His massive breakout role was in The Hangover (2009) by Todd Phillips and the actor has also been nominated for various Academy Awards, with nominations for A Star Is Born, American Sniper, Best Actor for Silver Linings Playbook, and Best Supporting Actor for American Hustle among others.
Cooper Will Next Appear In GOTG3
Cooper also voices fan-favorite MCU character, Rocket Raccoon, in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. He is now set to reprise the role in the forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder and later in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. As for Bradley Cooper’s life beyond dryg addiction, he has been completely sober since 2004, something that Arnett revealed that has made him happy.