Bradley Cooper, one of the dashing actors’ from Hollywood, who starred in “The American Sniper,” was invited as a guest at “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” for the Broadway play, “The Elephant Man.”
While Cooper was discussing about his return in Broadway and the plot of the play, he happened to say something which made both him and Fallon burst into laughter. In the beginning, Fallon introduces the audience to Cooper’s return to Broadway by saying that New York will love him for this return, and he shows the image of the poster of the play, “The Elephant Man.” In 1977, Bernard Pemorance started the play, until it was produced and re-directed in 1981. In 1980, director David Lynch also made a biographical film on the same play, which was a great success and was nominated for eight Oscar categories.
The plot of the play is based on the story of Joseph Merrick, whose name has been changed to John Merrick. He was a man of the Victorian era who suffered from a severe deformity of his body. Cooper mentioned in the show that he wanted to be an actor after his father showed him “The Elephant Man.” He wrote a thesis about it when he was still in graduate school. And now, he is part of the famous Broadway play.
While talking about the play, Cooper shared that he did some research while doing the play. He went to London to see the remains of Joseph Merrick’s body. However, instead of saying “remains” he uses the word “bones,” and both Cooper and Fallon burst into laughter.
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