It's no surprise that Bradley Cooper's mom Gloria wore an Audrey Hepburn broach to the premiere of her son's new movie Joy.

"This is from QVC," Gloria boasted to me on the red carpet at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre.

Joy is the story of Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop who made her first fortune on the shopping network. Directed by David O. Russell, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence in the title role. Cooper co-stars as an QVC executive.

"She actually was a consultant for David on the movie when he was conceiving it because she's a huge disciple of QVC," Bradley said.

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Joy

Twentieth Century Fox

Bradley was well acquainted with the Miracle Mop before the movie came along. "There were QVC packages on the door step every time I came home from school," he said. "The Miracle Mop I actually took to college. It was very embarrassing. But yeah, mopping was part of the chores that I got. My sister was allocated other things but I was vacuuming and mopping the house."

Lawrence told me she was also familiar with the Miracle Mop and Mangano. "Her story is so fascinating," the Oscar winner said. "When I got to know her and I met her and we started hearing about her story, some of the things that are in the script that are so unbelievable you'd think would come from the deepest depths of David's imagination, are true."

The Golden Globe-nominated movie's cast also includes Robert De Niro, Édgar Ramírez, Diane Ladd, Virginia Madsen and Isabella Rossellini.

Joy is in theaters on Dec. 25.

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