Bradley Cooper: ‘My mum is a QVC addict’

Bradley Cooper’s mother was excited to find out he plays a QVC executive in Joy, as she’s obsessed with the shopping channel.

The 40-year-old actor is gearing up for the release of his third film under the direction of David O. Russell, with this feature focusing on the title character (Jennifer Lawrence) becoming the matriarch of a powerful family business. Bradley’s character Neil boosts Joy’s career by helping sell her Miracle Mop product and the role proved a hit with his mum Gloria.

“Yes (my mother watches QVC), still does,” he grinned to talk show host Seth Meyers on Monday evening (14Dec15). “We had the premiere of the movie last night and she had this broach, and I brought her and she kept saying, ‘It’s the Audrey Hepburn’. It’s the Audrey Hepburn from QVC – it was a QVC broach. Although she did buy some oil products last week that she was not happy with. She just said that it didn’t work, like the arm looked very shiny but hers didn’t match it.”

It seems Gloria is easily convinced by the channel as Bradley also recalled how she bought a device that acts like a Sat Nav, despite having an app on her phone.

“I was like, ‘What are you talking about?'” he laughed. “‘No it’s a device.’ I was like, ‘Mom, Google Maps? Navigation?’ She was like, ‘No it’s a device I can carry around with me.’ I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ But it’s not (a GPS), it’s this other thing. I was like, ‘Mom it’s on your phone, you already have this.’ QVC is very compelling.”

Bradley reunites with Jennifer for the fourth time in this flick, and Robert De Niro for the second after the trio appeared in David’s Silver Linings Playbook. Quizzed by Seth on whether any of his colleagues are beginning to annoy him after working together so many times, the handsome star insisted each time is as fun as the last. This is down to David’s ability to cast them in such various parts.

“David calls upon us to play very different roles, all the roles we’ve played in all these movies are very different. So yeah, it’s incredible,” Bradley gushed.

– Cover Media