Bradley Cooper Remembers His Early “SATC” Role

Bradley Cooper at the
Bradley Cooper at the "Avengers: Infinity War" film premiere in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9640561qi)

Bradley Cooper evolved into one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but there was a time when he was just an aspiring newcomer looking for his big break. The Oscar-nominated actor recently remembered his early appearance on SATC and described the experience as “terrifying”.

Cooper made his television debut on an episode of the hit HBO drama in 1999, opposite the leading lady Sarah Jessica Parker. His role was pretty small, but filming it wasn’t easy, especially after it turned out that Cooper lied about being able to drive a sports car during his audition.

The A Star is Born actor admitted he was terrified after getting the callback and later struggled filming his scenes.

“I couldn’t drive a stick shift, so they sent me to Models Driving School and I was just terrified… I still messed it up, so they had somebody else drive the car and I just had to… pretend that we stopped,” he recalled while speaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Cooper wasn’t the only star to make it big in Hollywood following a guest appearance on SATC. Elizabeth Banks, Justin Theroux, Vince Vaughn, and Matthew McConaughey also went on to become huge stars after having brief stints on this show.