Bradley Cooper Gets a Perm!

Exclusive! Find out why the Silver Linings Playbook star curled his coif

By Marc Malkin Jan 16, 2013 9:56 PMTags
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Bradley Cooper will do anything for a good part in a movie.

Heck, he'll even perm his hair!

"I permed my hair today," the Silver Linings Playbook Oscar nominee told me at the BAFTA Tea reception. "We did a camera test today and we were playing with the idea of him having curly hair."

The test was for his second movie with director David O. Russell, a real-life drama costarring Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner about Abscam, the FBI's 1970s operation that led to the conviction of U.S. congressmen.

Sounds like this was no mild perm. "Like rollers!" Cooper laughed. "Oh, yeah bro, like rollers in the hair!"

He politely declined to show me pics of his curly coif stored on his iPhone.

The night before BAFTA, Cooper met Daniel Day-Lewis for the first time at the W party at the Chateau Marmont hotel in West Hollywood.

Cooper was left speechless.

"We had this very Robert De Niro-esque interaction actually," he said.

And what's that? Cooper smiled, "I sort of just grabbed and massaged his shoulder a bit."