2024 SAG Awards: Carey Mulligan Reveals What She Learned From Bradley Cooper

At the 2024 SAG Awards, Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper reflected on what they learned on and off-screen for Maestro.

By Brahmjot Kaur Feb 25, 2024 1:43 AMTags
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Carey Mulligan learned more than she expected from Bradley Cooper.

In fact, at the 2024 SAG Awards Feb. 24, she credited her Maestro costar and director for changing her approach to working on set. (See every star on the red carpet here.)

"He just did it with no fear the whole thing," Carey exclusively told Live From E!: SAG Awards host Laverne Cox while on the red carpet. "I think I'd always been a little bit afraid of work and he just made it so freeing and wonderful."

The Promising Young Woman actress—who is nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for the biopic—couldn't help but spotlight her costar. And Bradley, who is up for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role, made sure to share that love right back.

"We were lucky because we had so many people assembled already," the 49-year-old reflected at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. "Carey signed on in 2018 when there wasn't even a script yet."

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Bradley also acknowledged that, along with directing and starring in the film, he also put in a lot of work to learn how to conduct music for his role as Leonard Bernstein.

"When you love it, it doesn't feel like work," he explained. "There was a lot of prep, but it was joyous."

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In fact, he previously admitted how intense this role was to embody.

"Lenny was harder," he told E! in December. "First of all, he was a real person, so the responsibility felt much bigger and he was just so, so idiosyncratic."

And part of this was the amount of time he embodied the composer, adding, "This was a guy from 25 to 67 years old. It was not even comparable the level of difficulty it felt for me. I was terrified."

"There were a lot of people here who took a chance on this idea," the Silver Linings Playbook star added, "so, I feel relieved."

Keep reading to see who else stepped out onto the red carpet at the 2024 SAG Awards.

Storm Reid

In custom Balmain.

Kieran Culkin & Jazz Charton

In Dior Men and Christian Dior FW17 RTW.

Issa Rae

In Off-White.

Hannah Waddingham

In Tony Ward SS24 Couture.

Ryan Piers Williams & America Ferrera

America in custom Christian Dior.

Bel Powley

In Chanel.

Tracee Ellis Ross

In custom Balmain.

Taraji P. Henson

In Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.

Jeremy Allen White

In Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Ryan Michelle Bathe

In Maria Lucia Hohan.

Quinta Brunson

In Saint Laurent.

Margot Robbie

In Schiaparelli FW20 Couture.

Lily Gladstone

In custom Armani Privé.

Billie Eilish

In Vivienne Westwood.

Selena Gomez

In custom Atelier Versace.

Anne Hathaway

In Atelier Versace SS15 Couture.

Rachel Brosnahan

In Tamara Ralph FW23 Couture and Cartier accessories.

Penélope Cruz 

In custom Chanel.

Carey Mulligan

In custom Armani Privé.

Ayo Edebiri

In Luar FW23 RTW.

Emily Blunt

In custom Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Emma Stone

In custom Louis Vuitton.

Halle Bailey

In custom Dolce & Gabbana.

Pedro Pascal

In Prada.

Matt Bomer

In custom BOSS.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph 

In custom Valdrin Shahiti.


In Venus Prototypex.

Brie Larson

In custom Atelier Versace.

Reese Witherspoon

In Elie Saab Haute Couture.

Naomi Watts

In Christian Dior SS23 Couture.

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